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I HAVE A STRIPPED CALIPER BOLT

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I HAVE A STRIPPED CALIPER BOLT
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I STRIPPED THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER BOLT ON MY 2002 DODGE PICK-UP.THE PART THAT IS STRIPPED IS IN THE PART THE BOLT GOES IN TO ( not the bolt it self )
OK, I need to direct your question to a dodge expert.
good morning my name is XXXXX XXXXX will try to help you on this

are the threads completely destroyed

don
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

yes

good morning

seems that you have to be in the dodge section

sorry
don
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i tapped the bolt and used lock tite on it but it still will not tighten up ,its like the inside of the caliper threads are stripped out, will i need to replace the caliper itself or can you use a bigger bolt?

hi there thanks for that information

now that you are in the right cat i can help you

there are a couple of options you can to

if you have lots of meat on where the caliper bolts onto the spindle
go to napa and get a heli goil set it will come with a drill bit a tap and a new helicoil insert
that will bring it back down to the original size so you can mount the caliper

but i would suggest you get a new bolt just buy it from napa or get it from a scrap yard

what you do is this

take the drill bit supplied in the kit and drill out the exsisting hole
then with the tap supplied in the kit tap the hole out but use a little oil on the tap so that it cuts the threads easy you turn the tap in and out as it gets hard and clean the filings on both the new hole and tap once that is done

take the heli coil and the tool supplied and screw it into the threads that you had just cut

there will be a little tab on the bottom of the heli coil you will have to break off so that the caliper bolt will go through it

once that is done you are back down to the original size and you can indeed mount the caliper


the only other way is to replace the mount its self i am not sure if yours is one piece spindle or the mount is bolted on the back side of it

you can also go to the scrap yard and pick up a used one they are about 100.00

i hope this answers your questions
don

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