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      02-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Stripped cabin air filter screws

Any ideas how to better secure the cabin air filter screws once they get stripped from the cheap plastic backing on the cowl? I have 4 so far.
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      02-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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bigger screws.. next step screwes are the ones that are found underneath your car securing all plastic undecarriage panels, black 8mm with big washer.. look around your wheel you can find them there also..bbehind and securing the bumper.
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Use JB weld in the holes. Coat the screw with a light oil such as WD-40. Stuff a small dab of mixed JB weld into the holes, insert the screw, and let cure.
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Thanks, seems pretty obvious about the larger screws!
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thanks for the info! does anyone have a part # for the larger screws or can I find it at menards / lowes?
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You should be able to eyeball them at home depot/lowes. A quick & dirty fix, put some string or fishing line in the hole & reuse the screws you have.
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