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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by White86Tercel, December 6, 2017.

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      My 1998 explorer 5.0 auto is missing a few bolts.

      Does anyone know the coreect length, width, or thread for the bolt to the left of the filler cap and the bolt two inches below the filler cap.
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      The radiator has bolts on both left and right sides, do you them on the right side to go by? The bolt heads take a 10mm socket, the best bolt will be another one from an Explorer. Hardware stores don't carry anything but generic bolts, which will work but look odd etc.

      BTW, you need to work on your battery terminal connections. Those are corroded and will likely not last the Winter in that condition. I have one of those bolt on type on my ground cable, I put a higher quality version on my positive cable last year. The bolt on type should be temporary parts, until a proper cable can be installed. Good luck,
       
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      The fan shroud housing is missing the bolts on both sides so I can't compare to the other site.

      If someone knows the approximate bolt size, please let me know. Even a photo of the correct bolts might help.

      Lakeside fasteners in Kelowna, BC is close to my home and they have an awesome selection of bolts and going to them is my preference.
       
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      Okay, hopefully someone will chime in soon, but I can tomorrow remove one of each from my truck, after work. They are both almost common OEM bolts, the metric size closest to a 5/16" bolt. One is relatively short(1/2" or so), and the other is 1.25" or so long. The short ones you may have elsewhere on the truck in other places, if you wanted to move the new bolts to another place. The longer ones I don't think are in other places, they both like OEM bolts have built in large washers. Night,
       
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      Okay, the two bolts you mentioned share the same threads and head sizes as other bolts under the hood.

      You can use the bolt that holds the cruise control bracket in place, it's on the right fender, and it's almost the identical bolt as the three bolts you need to hold the radiator to the support(two on the right side, one on left). Those three bolts are maybe 1/4" longer than the CC bracket bolt, but that is close enough and will work for all three.

      The bolts holding the shroud on have the same large head as the others mentioned(CC bolt), but the threads and length are identical to the small fender bolts along the top edge of each.

      So remove one fender bolt, and the CC bracket bolt, and take those to see what you can find from your local store. Regards,
       

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