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Minute Mount I threads stripped........what do i do now? with diagram

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by nswc101, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. nswc101

    nswc101 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I was using our f250 with a MM1 plow this past storm and just finished pushing back a pile of snow when I noticed I couldn't control the plow. I saw fluid on the ground, got out of the truck and figured I just broke a hose. I went home to grab a spare and realized that I lost all of my fluid through the bottom of the reservoir where it mounts to the frame and that my hoses were fine. I have had a problem before with one of these bolts coming loose and all I have done is replaced the bolts with the same size bolt and lock washers. My local fisher parts dealer has never heard of these bolts coming out. The problem now is that the threads on the reservoir have been stripped. I would like to make a lasting repair to the unit but i do not know exactly how i should do it, re tap..., helicoil of some sort etc. Anyone had problems with these bolts? or stripped the unit?

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  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Not sure if I understand correctly? Can you post a pic of the plow?
     
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    I just looked at mine and I see what your talking about. Never realized those bolts went into the reservoir? You could tap it and use a larger diameter bolt with some thread sealant. Are you sure the reservoir isn't cracked? Never heard of a leak there either.
     
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    classic base lug bolt broken. try a helicoil first. if not drill and tap to 7/16. be carefull.
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Pretty sure thats aluminum...Good luck.
     
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    I've heard that the lugs are prone to breaking; never heard of a fluid leak from there.