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No they are SAE or at least most are. Sportsters have the most metric bolts and the battery post on all bikes are 10mm.

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What size are the bell housing bolts on a 1994 suzuki sidekick 1.6 8v auto trans


bell to engine, or bell to trans, some have side braces to trans.
3speed auto or 4 speed, ?
tough question, you lost ALL your bolts. (ouch) the are all metric.
the FSM nor the official Ecat, shows NO size.... (fact)
first off,.if not all lost then the other side there. are same size.
if the left is not missing , you have bolts to match to right.!
correct? take the left bolts to store and buy a match.
and the nuts. there.

there are 4 factors on these bolts. (suzuki still sells them)
1: diameter, most are 8 and 10 mm. measure the hole see that?
2: pitch, (iso spec sizes ) per above.
3: length (this too can be measured,)
4: grade. (id use grade 8.8) we dont have spec, so.... more is better.....
if not using OE parts.(suz)
you get to measure each hole first. (with a dial caliper)
measure inside diameter. or use 3 known bolts to find this out.
the MM diameter. 25.4 x inches = metric,

there are 2 big studs there too.
and finding that nut sizes is not hard. at all.
get diameter with caliper then buy the ISO pitch nut matching that.
there are fine and coarse ISO sizes. just looking answers that.
but if not, buy 2 nuts, that diameter in both fine and coarse.
bingo the nut is found.
as seen here
http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/slush/slide3L30/html/image_1.html


that same dial caliper tool (all shops have one..so.)
the rear measure depth. (basics)
the rear is insert in to a hole on trans to the block side and total depth is known (to rear edge of bell casing)
so buy mm length just less than that.
there is no easy way, only using a tool finds this out.
or use stick pushed in to hole an use thumb nail to mark stick
then measure that with any metric ruler. directly.

or just buy them. (they have no graphics for this level of detail back then so cant see them , must ask)
http://www.suzukicarparts.com/parts/1994/Suzuki/Sidekick/JLX/?siteid=214820&vehicleid=9153&searchText=

you will have to call them and tell them what's missing.
if you had listed all bolts missing i can give out real suz. part numbers. (i have a real hard copy parts list manual)


all this above is standard shop practices... how to measure bolts.

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Have purchased a used hood to add to escort we bought w/o a hood.


I believe all escorts have metric threads, so your 5/16"-18 would strip the holes or bolts or nuts. Could you find another escort and "borrow" a bolt out of it long enough to identify it so you could buy some? If "push came to shove", you drill the holes a little bigger, and then just use nuts and bolts there instead of threading the holes.
God bless your efforts.

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What is the metric bolt and nut size for main mounting bolt on alternator for 1997 Nissan 4x4 thruck with 2.4 L engine?


use a micrometer and measure it
whats the issue???? with the size???
if its nissan it will be 18 20 or 25mm

why do you need a size and not
be able to find it??

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85 Peugeot 505 Automatic Standard I need to replace the bolts that mount the starter to the transmission. However I don't have the previous bolts. Anyone know the specs on these bolts? Thanks


Does the starter have a threaded end? Meaning, do the nuts tighten themselves into the starter or does a nut and washer fasten it to the transmission? Regardless...I can assure you the nuts are a metric size....likely a 13mm head.

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Bolt thread size for 1967 Jag hood 340 Mk II ?...looks like 1/4" x 3/4" very fine thread but Metric & SAE doesen't fit... nuts welded in hood...Dr. Muehlig


Metric Bolts-- the smaller ones-- come in 3 thread
pitches,so you need to find the correct one
Take out one on the other side as your sample

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I'd just use the standard torque value appropiate for the bolt size. It should be a grade 8 bolt if it's SAE size or grade10.1 if metric.

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