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Old 01-09-2020
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Default Airbag air fitting bolt damage

I have one of my front airbags that arrived with the bolt that supplies the air was kind of smooshed. Now the air fitting does not screw in. Wondering if there are any options to make it work?
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Run a die down the threads to make sure they are straight?
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Moh -
You could clean that up with the right die. (tap and die).
Or even use a thin, pointed file in a pinch to carefully clean up the threads.
In a real pinch... Get a new nut with the matching threads and grease it. you could use that to clean up the threads.
In my opinion, very salvageable.

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I can get the outside nut on but I am not able to get the air fitting in. The fine coarse tap and die is different than the threads to the brass air fitting. I tried the tap and put an old air fitting in and it started to strip the threads on the brass fitting.
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I can get the outside nut on but I am not able to get the air fitting in. The fine coarse tap and die is different than the threads to the brass air fitting. I tried the tap and put an old air fitting in and it started to strip the threads on the brass fitting.
if you have a cut off wheel, you could just slice the top 1/8" off and then round over with a file or flap sanding wheel the new square shoulder. (sort of caveman but it should work.
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run the right tap down the center for air fitting. The air fitting is probably NPT, maybe compression.
Are you certain you have the right tap?
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The online store finally got back to me and said they'll send me a replacement. Putting and old one on until I get the replacement. Thank you for all the help.
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To fix the hole you need a NPT tapered tap. The hole is squared off where it was smooshed. Easily fixable with the right tap.
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