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A grommet is stripped in the intake manifold of a 2000

A grommet is stripped...

A grommet is stripped in the intake manifold of a 2000 Lincoln towncar making it impossible to tighten fuelrail

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Starts fine

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '00 Lincoln?

Signature series towncar

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Replaced the intake everything is good except rear drivers size fuel rail bolt won't tighten because the grommet in the plastic is free spinning

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not really just need to know if there's a way to fix the grommet

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The correct answer is to replace the intake manifold. Another option which may work is to drill in beside the brass grommet so the bit goes half into the grommet and half into the intake about 1/4 inch deep. Do this 3 times. Then pack the holes with 24 hour JB weld. After 24 hours tap the grommet so the bolt will go in freely then reassemble.

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