Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, strip thread in block in Cadillac Engine Discussion; when i installed the belt tensioner, i stripped the thread in the block of N*
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Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS, 2014 Explorer XLT 4WD
MD Eastern Shore
Re: strip thread in block
A Helicoil would be OK there, but you'll need to go at it from inside the fenderwell. Move anything necessary in the engine comartment, put the front end on jackstands, and remove the wheel/tire and fenderwell liner.
I believe your engine uses metric threads, so check first........