Question about Brakes

15

Asked by Oct 20, 2011 at 07:33 PM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been tired of hearing my right side front end rattle when I go over a pothole. I recently got a diagnostics check on my truck and they said I had a loose brake. When I pulled the tire off to tighten my torx bolt. I noticed that one of my torx bolts was missing? My question is where can you get a replacement torx bolt and could this be what is causing my front end to rattle?

2 Answers

45

I would go to your local dodge dealership and ask them if they sell brake hardware. I work for a ford dealer and we carry that kind of stuff. However that kind of thing does not just come out on its own chances are someone left it loose or the threads are stripped and replacing the bolt wont help you as you will probably need a thread cert to repair the damage. Either way i would go talk to your dodge dealer parts department and see if they carry the part your after. And having a missing bolt will cause a rattle but it should only be when your braking not going over bumps. I would also double check to make sure you dont have any anti rattle clips that have come out (metal shim between the brake pad and the caliper bracket) if applicable.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
12,085

if the torx fell out, its threads are prolly stripped out. easiest fix is going to your local napa and buying a fully loaded caliper, which comes with the caliper, caliper mounting bracket, all the bolts, and new pads. hope this helps. and its also fairly inexpensive

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Question about Brakes 2 answers

    I have been tired of hearing my right side front end rattle when I go over a pothole. I recently got a diagnostics check on my truck and they said I had a loose brake. When I pulled the tire off to ti...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Truck shakes at about 60mph 5 answers

    Been trying to figure this out for a while now. Here are the details: At about 60mph my truck starts to vibrate really really bad. It does have a slipping tranny. Here is what I have replaced so f...

    1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 Dodge Dakota brake system question 1 answer

    ABS light came on in my 2005 Dodge Dakota, had a spongy pedal. Checked fluid, reservoir was dry. Added, pedal came back. Went ahead and bled the lines. Everything was fine. 24 hours later, rese...

    2005 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr ST Club Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Do my brakes need to be replaced? 1 answer

    My 2003 dodge dakota is making a loud squealing noise while driving and gets louder when I press on the brakes.

    2003 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have no brake pressure I replaced the caliper first then master cylinder and now break booster bleed the brakes dozen times still nothing. What am I missing?? 3 answers

    I was changing my drivers side bearing I busted the caliper taking it off so I replaced the caliper then I had no brake pressure so I noticed a small leak on the master cylinder so I then replaced tha...

    2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,040
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,020
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
472 Great Deals out of 41,590 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger
176 Great Deals out of 5,676 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 181,201 listings starting at $250
Used Nissan Frontier
291 Great Deals out of 23,780 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $2,695
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 34,677 listings starting at $2,990
Used Dodge Durango
268 Great Deals out of 21,293 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,748 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 131 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 96 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $3,500
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 344 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 559 listings starting at $1,950

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.