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You buy a helicoil Kit. If it does not come with a drill bit, be sure that you have one the precise correct size. Drill out the hole being certain to capture all shavings. Thread helicoil on to the install tool, and screw into the hole until the top or last thread of the helicoil is about 1 /2 thread down the hole.
Then remove the tool. Now you have to break off the far end or install tab of the helicoil, do not thread bolt in to break off, it will not do so, and will shave the bolt threads, you need to break off and extract this little piece.

Then you are good to go.

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