Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Memphis, TN
Bronco Info: '83 VIN & title on '93 frame/body w/'95 4.9L & EB paint
If you want to run a die on it to clean the threads, DON'T use a normal thread-cutting die. Either use a split die (back-die) that will pass over the bad threads, clamp onto good threads, and then run backward off the stud to clean the damage off, OR use a thread-restoring die.
But those t-cases are inexpensive if you can find them in your local JYs, so finding a replacement should be fairly easy. You'll learn how to replace it when you open the JY case, and that's pretty easy, too.