Is there any way to fix stripped caliper bolt holes on the steering knuckle and has anyone had any luck with the oversized caliper bolts?

55

Asked by Feb 21, 2011 at 08:16 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Beretta FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

No auto parts places around here sell them and the dumbass who tried to change the brakes before us stripped the caliper bolt holes totally. tried new bolts and the wouldn't tighten at all. Getting frustrated not being able to drive mt baby. GRRR

2 Answers

85

This is easy to fix using a "heli coil". Bring a bolt to the parts store to get the correct size. They come as a kit, a drill bit to remove the old threads, a tap for tapping new threads and the tool to install the heli coil. This fix is just as good as new.

55

Ended up getting a used steering knuckle, now trying to get alignment done. Should have done the heli coils instead lol. This is turning into a nightmare!

Your Answer

Chevrolet Beretta Experts

  • #1
    unbelievableny
    Reputation
    230
  • #2
    Dan McCaig
    Reputation
    90
  • #3
    goldie11111
    Reputation
    70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
802 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Camaro
442 Great Deals out of 31,709 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic
830 Great Deals out of 60,530 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
580 Great Deals out of 39,806 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
158 Great Deals out of 17,387 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Blazer
6 Great Deals out of 931 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 766 listings starting at $3,800
Used Honda Accord
1,074 Great Deals out of 74,231 listings starting at $1,100
Used Saturn S-Series
651 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.