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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8....Transmission filter bolt wont thread??

I am servicing the transmission (changing the filter and gasket) on a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 litre, and in the process of putting the filter back on, one of the bolts wont go back in. I dont know why, there was nothing wrong with the threads on the bolt that came out, there were no metal shavings, it just wont thread back in. I don't know if that bolt was supposed to thread into something that turned on me or what. Any solutions?

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are you saying will not thread back into the hole.If so,get a tap for the bolt size and retap the hole and reinstall with a new bolt.Take your time starting the bolt.

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