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Hi Everyone,

I just replaced my FCAB's this weekend but I was only able to properly torque one of the two mounting bolts for the passenger side FCAB carrier. The other mounting bolt keeps slipping when I try to tighten it, I've ruined two new ones already (The bolt that I pulled out was deformed as shown in the attached photo) and will barely stay in place.

I have an appointment with a shop that is about 20 miles away tomorrow and was wondering if my car is safe to drive, or if I need to get it towed.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Not a good idea to drive...not worth the risk. No way it's safe, and handling could be horrible.

I'm on phone so if I wrote something stupid, it was probably the phone!
 

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You should be fine if you take it easy and don't hit any big bumps. if you can get the right tap you can hopefully recut the threads and get a new bolt to work
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I am leaning towards driving it.

I have a service appointment with the shop tomorrow for some other work anyway, so I'm just going to see how much it will cost for them to recut the threads.
 

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I wouldn't do it. Maybe a mile or two but not 20.
 

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I certainly wouldnt drive it. But hey, its your car and your money and your life (and quite possibly someone elses). :tsk:
 

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I certainly wouldnt drive it. But hey, its your car and your money and your life (and quite possibly someone elses). :tsk:
Oh please. Don't be so dramatic. I wouldn't drive it either, but I wouldn't go so far as to say its life threatening. If you do drive it, take it easy- dont go fast, dont turn sharp (try to not turn as much as possible)

Then again, why not just get it towed? Its not very much..
 

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Hi Everyone,

I just replaced my FCAB's this weekend but I was only able to properly torque one of the two mounting bolts for the passenger side FCAB carrier. The other mounting bolt keeps slipping when I try to tighten it, I've ruined two new ones already (The bolt that I pulled out was deformed as shown in the attached photo) and will barely stay in place.

I have an appointment with a shop that is about 20 miles away tomorrow and was wondering if my car is safe to drive, or if I need to get it towed.

Thanks in advance.
Sure if you want to die.

I like the tow truck idea :thumbsup: Much safer and in the long run its not worth the risk.
 
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