Steering Knuckle is stripped @ lower caliber bolt attachment hole -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1
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!


Jeepin088 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 09:07 AM
Registered User
2008 WK 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aurora Co
Posts: 4,683
otisdog is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 02:29 PM
Registered User
Dogman's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise
Posts: 5,223
PM mrblaine, he sells a kit to fix this.

John 3:17
Dogman is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 749
If the treads are stripped you may have to drill it out and install a threaded insert. Their are several kinds to choose from.
silvergoat is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-05-2007, 07:16 PM
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 26,287
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.
Wheelin98TJ is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Stripped Brake Caliper Bolt at the knuckle JeepRocks86 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 19 05-08-2010 06:59 PM
Help please…stripped belly pan bolt hole in frame vetdezracer TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 12-11-2009 07:18 AM
Tailgate bolt hole stripped, help Redleg13 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 07-14-2009 02:39 PM
dana 30 steering knuckle stripped now what rip_1986 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 04-21-2009 03:03 PM
Size of helicoil for caliper bolt/stripped knuckle repair? Alheim YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 05-23-2007 05:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome