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Old 09-08-2009
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if you use locktite, wouldn't it be hard to take off? as in like never come off?
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That sucks! It has happend to me before too, coming off of the interstate. I pulled over and put the top bolt in the bottom, tightened the crap out of it, and limped it home. The inside of my wheel looked just like yours.

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if you use locktite, wouldn't it be hard to take off? as in like never come off?
Lol no it will come back off just need a tad bit more to break it loose. It keeps it from coming off by itself.
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if you use locktite, wouldn't it be hard to take off? as in like never come off?

LMAO!! yeah but that's kinda the point, you dont want those pesky things workin there way out on there own.
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i use blue locktite, never had a proble.
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if you use locktite, wouldn't it be hard to take off? as in like never come off?
Better to have to push a little more with a breaker bar (or just use an impact wrench) then have it come off while your driving.

I had this happen once, but I got lucky and it worked with the rotation of the tire to keep the Caliper on the Rotor until I tried to back into the garage. Soon as I went 6 inches in reverse the Caliper came off, wedged itself in between the Wheel and the Rotor and the truck woudn't move. Sure enough missing bolt. No good at all.

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i use blue locktite, never had a proble.
I would guess any sort of locking substance would be better then nothing, but I've always heard Red is the way to go with Caliper bolts.
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It all depends whether your a Blood or a Crip!
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I've read a lot of horror stories about losing caliper bolts so I locktite mine every time I remove them. I don't wanna go through this lol.
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I always thought that design is a bit sketchy.
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Wow, never heard of this or had a problem, I suppose I shall invest in some locktite
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Well i've been ridin a week on the temp fix job...gotta go to stealership in the morn to get a new caliper bolt because its a FORD only thread design (imagine that) and guess i'll go ahead and get tires rotated and balance and i'll do my oil change myself!! Mobile 1 Full synthetic FTW!!
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heard a story from a friend thats in his 70s about a lady whose caliper bolts came loose and destroyed her rim, i think he said it was on a ford
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went to the stealership this morn. I was gonna get a tire rotation and balance and oil change done and get the caliper bolt replaced while i was there. Of course they didn't have it and it was $13.98 FOR 1 CALIPER BOLT!!!! so went over to Express oil and got my tires rotated and balanced for free and oil changed (not free) lol. Went out to local JY and looky what i got for FREEE!!!! OH yeah got that pic from my buddy that stopped and helped on the side of the road....chevy *****!!! there havin fun with this!!!

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I have never had this happen and I do not use loctite. I have had my calipers off many times in 30K since I did the brakes and the bolts are never loose. I don't know how most people tighten their bolts but they must not be getting them tight enough. I either hit them a couple of times with an impact or use a half inch ratchet and hit it with a hammer a few times to make sure they are tight. I do know that from the factory they have red loctite on them though.
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I have never had this happen and I do not use loctite. I have had my calipers off many times in 30K since I did the brakes and the bolts are never loose. I don't know how most people tighten their bolts but they must not be getting them tight enough. I either hit them a couple of times with an impact or use a half inch ratchet and hit it with a hammer a few times to make sure they are tight. I do know that from the factory they have red loctite on them though.
the one i got out of the mustang yesterday has blue loctight on it..idk i guess its one of those things....i know the bolts were good and tight when they were put back on and the other side had worked loose too.
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