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post #1 of 12 Old 07-11-2009, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Replaced front brake pads and ran into a problem..

Getting tired of the excessive amount of brake dust from a set of ultra cheap pads the previous owner installed on my TJ, I decided to get a ceramic set and replace. Driver side went like cake...Super easy! Passenger side went a little slower. One of the caliper bolts wasnt even tight when I was removing the caliper.. I know why now. The bolt hole that the screw screws in to is stripped...NICE... The othe bolt fits tight, but I'm not keen on this. What will I hve to replace or do to fix this.....?????

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-11-2009, 09:19 AM
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Ooh that's not good, the previous guy didn't use a torque wrench because those particular bolts are only tightened to 11 ft-lbs. I'd probably try repairing the threads with a HeliCoil thread repair kit. http://www.helicoil.in/helicoil.htm Most auto parts and tool stores sell them, I even think I saw them in my Sear tool department the last time I was there.

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I will check into it.THANK YOU.
When I found this, all kinds of little ideas went through my head...One was..
"Hey George, Hmmmmm....You DO have a Torch set in your possesion...You Could get the area that includes the bolt hole hot enough to cause the cast to "melt" a little bit and deform the bolt hole a tad...Then you could retap..All would be good" Or..." Hey..3 out of 4 wheels with properly secured brakes is better than none.....Thats 75%..Not bad...You have c rated brakes..thats still passing"
It was late...What can I say...
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Heh that was funny, I've been there too.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-11-2009, 10:10 AM
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MrBlaine used to sell kits exactly for this but his Ebay site is gone.
Might try to PM him.
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MrBlaine used to sell kits exactly for this but his Ebay site is gone.
Might try to PM him.
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His wife's site sells them on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Style-Steering...sr_1_7?ie=UTF8

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Hey gntjeep...we're both losers! I had the same thing happen last night. Ran out to 3 different stores and no one had a M8 repair kit. Missed off roading because of it today.

I did a search on this problem last night and there's some interesting information.

The kit that mrblaine sells is now on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Style-Steering...sr_1_7?ie=UTF8

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His wife's site sells them on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Style-Steering...sr_1_7?ie=UTF8
Great !! That's what I was looking for - she used to have them on the Ebay site.
Thanks for the link.
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-11-2009, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Great help.. What really peaves me off is that I have been driving around with no idea that this bolt was just hanging loose...I'm glad that this is the only repair that the previous owner had done himself since he had only had the jeep for about 6 months. You don't want someone like that doing anything to a vehicle.
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That's an awesome kit, I wasn't aware Blaine had it in production for that problem (well maybe in the foggy recesses of my memory) and that Kat was selling it on her website. It's bookmarked now for future use.

I had to use a tap to chase out the threads of a caliper this morning when doing an old retired friend's Rubicon brakes. Luckily it was ok afterwards or I would have been ordering Blaine's kit. One thing for sure, the new EBC Yellowstuff brake pads & Centric rotors sure made an amazing improvement in braking with his 33" tires.

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That's an awesome kit, I wasn't aware Blaine had it in production for that problem (well maybe in the foggy recesses of my memory) and that Kat was selling it on her website. It's bookmarked now for future use.

I had to use a tap to chase out the threads of a caliper this morning when doing an old retired friend's Rubicon brakes. Luckily it was ok afterwards or I would have been ordering Blaine's kit. One thing for sure, the new EBC Yellowstuff brake pads & Centric rotors sure made an amazing improvement in braking with his 33" tires.
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I had the same problem. I only wished I knew about the kit before I bought a new knuckle.
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