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Doing the lower oil pan on my 2002 SVT and a few of the bolts are rusted up enough that I cannot get a socket on them. I'll be cutting a slot in the head and removing them with a flat head screw drivier.

Here's the issue, the dealer is saying each bolt is $14.69

Even the parts guy had a good laugh at that price.

Does anybody have a suggestion on where to find an acceptable replacement bolt? These bolts must be special at that price. They are the little black ones.

I'll post a pic if that helps.

So far the best idea I have is removing some other bolts from a car at a wrecker, but it might be hard as most of the cars are right on the ground.

Or does anybody have some in good condition they can sell me?
 

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Find the pitch and length and just buy some generic replacements. I doubt theyre that unique
 

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Have you tried looking at rock auto or other part suppliers?
find the model/item number for the bolts and do a google search. i did that with floor mats not to long ago and saved about $20
Guess I'll have to get the dealer to give up the part # bc it doesn't list the bolts on any of the parts fiches I found online.
 

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All you need is one bolt out to go to the hdwe. to match them.

I know factory prices can be silly, but I bet in this case it's a price for a pkg. of bolts & somehow the quantity isn't showing when they look 'em up.
 

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All you need is one bolt out to go to the hdwe. to match them.

I know factory prices can be silly, but I bet in this case it's a price for a pkg. of bolts & somehow the quantity isn't showing when they look 'em up.
This makes sense to me now.

I bet for the $14.66 price it's the complete set of bolts. I might just get the dealer to order it in and check.
 

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Ok talked to a few dealers and found one that actually had the part in stock.

The guy says the packages comes with two bolts in each package. And that you have to buy both @ $14.66 each.
Nobody can explain why or how FORD came up with this insane price for a tiny bolt.

So basically i'll be going with stainless steel, for the record in case this topic comes up again the bolts are M6x15 with 1.0 thread pitch.
 

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junk yard and pay $5 for all of them.... you dont need all the bolts do you? what occurred that you need all new bolts?
 

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Hardware Bolts

When I opened up the transaxle from my Escort it had the cheapest most inferior bolts that when I put it back together and started to put some torque to them ( not very much at all ) they started STRETCHING . I had to stop and go get a bunch from a hardware and then I torqued them with about a 6 inch wrench and my hand. You are probably way better off to get some good quality ( grade 5 , or in metric about 8.8 at least ) if you can match them up good enough. Metric are weird ( I hate metric fasteners ) they can be so close and yet not be right so make sure . Standard American Threads fasteners I used to be able to tell you what size and thread a bolt was from 10 feet away now with metric I have to carry a bunch of sample thread and hole size gauges with me . Another beef is I would like to get a bunch of new bolts and nuts when working on a car but NO, I have tractor store where I can get grade 5 bolts for few bucks for a whole bag of them but I have to pay the few bucks just for ONE in metric
 
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