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post #1 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Knuckle is stripped @ lower caliber bolt attachment hole

Was replacing the wheel bearings and took the brake pads off. After installing the new wheel bearings when I went to put the brake caliper bolts back on, the lower bolt won't stay in the steering knuckle hole. The bolt itself is fine, but the part that it attaches to seems to be stripped. Please help! I'd rather not have to replace the entire steering knuckle!

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 09:07 AM
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 02:29 PM
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PM mrblaine, he sells a kit to fix this.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 02:33 PM
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If the treads are stripped you may have to drill it out and install a threaded insert. Their are several kinds to choose from.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 07:16 PM
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You can use a heli coil to fix this. Lock-tite it in and it will be fine.

Remember to only torque caliper bolts to 10-15 ft lbs.
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