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How to measure a bolt

Measure a bolt for your car If you’re working on your own vehicle chances are pretty good that you’ll eventually lose a bolt or strip it. All late model vehicles use metric fasteners and many hardware stores now stock metric screws nuts and bolts. But you’ll have to measure the bolt to find a new one. Here’s how to measure bolts. A warning about measuring bolt size Bolt shank diameter and thread pitch are the two most important measurements. Measuring bolt shank diameter is the same for both metric and … Read More


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