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Unread 07-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #16
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What about using something like this?
I am sure this is not the right size but they do have different ones. http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...139_0407316665
Here is where they are on Napa's website
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Re...875&Ne=1000000

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Unread 07-03-2013, 09:39 AM   #17
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Why temp fix it when the helicoil is a permanent fix! What are you afraid of with a helicoil?
The $50 I have to spend on it when a new caliper is $70.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #18
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Chris,

Depending on how patient you are, I'll have an entire caliper assembly available once I pull my front Dana 30. I'm swapping out a 3.07 geared D30 with one in either 3.73 or 4.10, so I'll have an extra set. I'm about an hour south of you, so let me know.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 11:15 AM   #19
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The $50 I have to spend on it when a new caliper is $70.
Am I missing something here?
From what I understood the threads on the knuckle, that the caliper bolts screw into are stripped.
A Caliper will do you no good.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #20
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Military specifications call for helicoils on stressed aluminum parts PRIOR to initial assembly. If it good enough for the gummermant. ......
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #21
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I have had to tap holes in welded cast (mud flap hanger bracket on back of winch tractor) many times before. Sure I go through a drill bit each time from all the sharpening and I have to use a retarded amount of rapid tap. And do literally 1/16" turn then back each time so I don't bi*ch my tap. But it can be done. I have done it. I wasn't the one who came up with the idea, I simply stated some of the work involved to deter away from it, then I suggested an alternative route. Don't try and give me a teaching lesson here, it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if I sounded like a d bag, but if I wanted to learn someone's 2 cents I would have asked for it.

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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #22
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #23
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Military specifications call for helicoils on stressed aluminum parts PRIOR to initial assembly. If it good enough for the gummermant. ......
All of the factory service manuals specify them too. If done properly they are a solid repair.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #24
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The $50 I have to spend on it when a new caliper is $70.
Heli-coil kits are about 20 dollars. I am not sure where you got 50. I can't remember what size it is, but i would say its 5/16. You get a ridiculous amount of inserts with these small kits too. Consider it an investment for future knuckle holes stripping out.

EDIT: If I was in your shoes Chris, I would stop looking for the perfect solution to this minor problem and fix it with a tried and proven method.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:34 PM   #25
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In my mind the only two choices are heli-coil or replace the knuckle. your call.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #26
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replacement knuckle is just going to strip again. Its easier to just helicoil it and never worry about it agian. While your at it drill and helicoil the other 3 holes so you do not have to do it later.

FWIW my buddy replaced the drivers shaft in his xj. Forgot the bottom caliper bolt. Drove 1hr up to go wheeling. Wheeled for a few hours then drove back home. Then he Drove it to work for 4 days. he came to my house after work were we noticed the bolt was gone.


generally speaking a heli-coil is stronger than the material it goes in to. Ive known a few that have used them on head bolts.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:48 AM   #27
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A helicoil will make the threads stronger.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #28
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I hope this issue has been resolved by now.
Just learned of a kit to fix the stripped out hole.
A little exspensive but it does provide enough hardware to do two holes.
http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Knu...ir-Kit_c39.htm
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #29
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I hope this issue has been resolved by now.
Just learned of a kit to fix the stripped out hole.
A little exspensive but it does provide enough hardware to do two holes.
http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Knu...ir-Kit_c39.htm
Those are basically the same thing heli coils are.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #30
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if you want a solid repair, look into www.timesert.com . much better than a helicoil. not cheap, but very solid. just putting it out there.
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