Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
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O/T - Brake problem
i was replacing the front pads on the buick yesterday and noticed the bottom caliper bolt on the passenger side came out awful easy. when i went to reinstall it, i realized there were maybe 2 threads left in the hole. (checking P.O.'s records, last place it had been to is brakes plus, thanks a lot, guys)
the buick has a nonremoveable caliper bracket, that is it is integrated into the hub/knuckle assembly, so i can't replace the caliper bracket.
i came up with a temp fix of filling the hole with some jb weld and putting it back together. it has held for 2 days but is by no means a safe or permanent solution.
im looking for a more permanent/safe fix on this. my ideas are basically drill/tap it oversize then find a caliper bolt to work that is larger. this would be very difficult as i have to do it on-car, and im not sure i could find a suitable bolt for the application. it is the standard GM 3/8 allen drive bolt.
anyone else have any suggestions?
it is a 1992 buick century.