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Old 01-24-2009
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Sheared bolt off in the funny little boot that's attached to the caliper bracket?

98 Ranger 4x4 4.0

Can you replace the flexible boot that's attached to the bracket? I've sheared off the 13 mm bolt in that boot. How do you fix it?

I've searched the forum but I've not found a thread that covers it.

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a buddy of mine did that on his f-150 we got 2 new ones for like 11 bucks at napa. so i think any auto parts store should have em.
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Thanks for the quick reply Auto.

Turns out this is an easy fix. I got a pair of brake caliper pins and bolts from Autozone for 8 bucks. The pins just slide out of the caliper bracket that's mounted to the knuckle. You don't have to use a punch to beat it out or beat it in. Just pull on the old pin to slide the pin out with the bolt sheared off in it. Remove the rubber boot, it too just slides off. Slide the rubber boot on the new pin, slide the new pin in the caliper bracket. The pin will have a flat side while the rest of it is rounded, so you may have to turn it to get it lined up so it slides in the bracket, it should slide in real easy. Reseat the brake caliper so the hole in it lines up with the pin in the bracket, put the bolt in and tighten it. Your done, hope this helps someone else.
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Hope you lubed that pin up good, or else you will be replacing that caliper before long.
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