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Old 01-09-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cross threaded bolts??

I was installing a new hurst handle kit I bought for my 88 GT, I did everything the instructions said to, and they are stuck in place. I think the bolts may be cross threaded. Both bolts connecting the handle to the shifter won't move. The top bolt just spins and won't move a bit, and the bottom bolt is sort of out. I've tried using brute force and nothing is working. Anyone know anything I could do?
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Have you tried sliding a flathead screwdriver or a small crowbar behind the bolt & pry outward on it while you try to back the bolt out with a ratchet & socket or wrench??If it won't fit between the bolt & shifter handle,try to slide the screwdriver between the shifter base & shifter handle then pry outward on it.Is the shifter base & the handle threaded or is only one of them threaded??
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