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#1 Old 04-21-2012, 06:59 PM
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Broke Bolt Removing Caliper

Went to replace a ball joint and axle today on my front drivers side. Unfortunately the bolt head snapped off that holds the brake caliper on the wheel hub. I know I can drill the rest of the bolt out, but is this going to cause a problem when I go to reinstall the caliper? It is the bottom bolt that broke.

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If you drill it all the way out you can probably re tap the threads and use a new bolt. Shouldn't be anything crazy.

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you should be able to use an easyout and remove the bolt

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Or that ^ ha ha

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The broken bolt is super old and rusty. I'd be too afraid of breaking the "easy out" in which case I'd be in a lot of trouble.

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I vote for drill and re-tap

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