I stripped the camshaft pulley bolt on a 97 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 .can I retread the bolt and what size is the pulley bolt...I'm just a goof who lost the bolt and put a standard bolt in ..

Asked by Dec 10, 2015 at 07:46 PM about the 1997 Toyota Camry LE

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86,125

That is not good. I would take the cam to a good machinist and see what they say.

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76,325

Well there is not much you can do since the hole for the thread is right next to the O.D. of the cam gear mounting surface. Some choices; you either take the chance of running it with 2 bolts, or take the cam out and have a machine shop weld it up and put new threads into it, or buy a new camshaft.

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76,325

Or are you just talking the bolt and the treads in the cam are ok? Maybe just need to be chased with a tap? and put a new bolt in it? That is possible also. And I don't know what size it is,

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86,125

A helicoil might be the solution. I would not drill it out on the car though as metal shavings would get into the engine.

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I had some thoughts but you guys have it nailed all the way. Good work gents.

I wanna thank everyone. .it seems the bolt gets tight and then loses up..I was thinking the same thing. .helicoil...just don't feel like putting in a new cam just put in head gasket and don't feel like doing a nother project. Lol w advise everyone stats tomorrow. Need to take a xanax before I get crazy w this rice burner.. lol Thanks again to all

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