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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Stripped caliper bolt

I have a 00 Jeep XJ with a stripped front upper caliper bolt has anyone done a Helicoil.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 10:08 AM
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this is common and I think there may be a replacement bolt with a different size thread,

some google might be a good idea, dorman 'help' products to start search.

A real part store ie NAPA their counter people are pretty good with this odd stuff, at least thats my experience.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-25-2019, 09:14 AM
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Helicoil repairs are reasonably easy if you are handy with tools. The local auto parts store had a kit with all the necessary items.


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post #4 of 6 Old 06-25-2019, 10:12 AM
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I did a helicoil fix on my caliper about 3yrs ago. No problems to speak of. Being the first I'd ever done, I was impressed with how easy it was. Just keep the thread cutter STRAIGHT!!

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I had a stripped caliper bolt on my 4-door for probably 5 years. I had loc-tited the second bolt in, and it disappeared at some point. I bought a caliper bolt kit and this off-brand helicoil set

Worked perfectly, I did both caliper bolts on that side, and I also used it for a stripped out core support hole on my 2-door. Couldn't ask for a better deal for the money, makes me wonder why I let it go for that long.

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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-29-2019, 04:03 PM
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I used Mr. Blaine's kit to do all 4 holes and they've been fine. Just make sure you clean the new threads really good and let the loctite sit for a while before mounting the calipers back up.
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