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Unread 05-06-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Brake Pads worn into steering knuckle

while I was doing a tire rotation today I noticed my steering knuckles have little divits in them where the outter brake pads ride. any easy fixes for this??? Thinking of welding the divits up and grinding it down. Does anyone make the little metal shims like Ford uses for this problem.

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Unread 05-06-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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Yep, that happens to all of them. Dont know if anyone has found any shims to work, but I know what your talking about. As far as welding them up....dont know. I dont know if the heat would hurt them or not.

I ended up swaping on WJ knuckles and brakes. I am rid of the problem you talk of, but now I am warping rotors. Well...fix one problem, you get another.
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Yep, that happens to all of them. Dont know if anyone has found any shims to work, but I know what your talking about. As far as welding them up....dont know. I dont know if the heat would hurt them or not.

I ended up swaping on WJ knuckles and brakes. I am rid of the problem you talk of, but now I am warping rotors. Well...fix one problem, you get another.
welcome to the wj rotor club......our 02 wj goes thru rotors at about a set a year. i ended up getting the ones from advanced auto that have a lifetime warranty, just take em back every year that way!

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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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I think i'll just weld and grind the knuckle back to spec. unless someone has a better idea.
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Unread 05-07-2007, 02:58 AM   #5
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Any other ideas before I break out the welder???
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Unread 05-07-2007, 05:29 PM   #6
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I say go for it, just clean the diviots real good and weld just a tad at a time and let it cool down all the way between welds.
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Unread 05-07-2007, 07:15 PM   #7
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i just filed my divits out with a dremel. Any cons with that?
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