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went wheelin last night

like the title says.. went wheelin last night.. hit a hole pretty hard.. got stuck pretty bad.. lol.. and now somewhere in the front.. either when i put the brakes on.. or turn the wheel or somethin i hear like a thud or a thump or something and u can kinda feel it in the floor board and the brake pedal.. i dunno if its just mud flying off my brakes or wtf it is.. anyone else have this type of experience? ill post my aftermath pics in a little bit
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#1 thing to do remove the wheel and start looking around...
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#1 thing to do remove the wheel and start looking around...


you dont know what there is under there till ya look.
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been lookin around n everything... wheel(s) off n everything.. and i cant see a damn thing.. i hosed the front underbody down a little bit.. nothin
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Check the caliper and make sure that all the bolts are tight, remove the caliper and check the pads and the caliper mounting bracket bolts.
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Check the caliper and make sure that all the bolts are tight, remove the caliper and check the pads and the caliper mounting bracket bolts.

exactly!!! rangers are notorious for the caliper bolts backing out
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ya trust me.. already had that happen... scariest **** ever!
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exactly!!! rangers are notorious for the caliper bolts backing out
Yeah I remember when Toms caliper fell off in Centrailia. Turns out the tow hook bolts are the same as the caliper bolts. When the caliper falls off it drags on the wheel and will rip a hole in it then.
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little off topic but if you use blue loctite and torque the bolts to spec they wont come loose


duh.


i have seen this but never personaly had it happen to any car or truck i have ever worked on in the last 20 years
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i put loctite on all my bolts on the truck.. i had a caliper come off on my truck right after i got it lifted.. doin 15-20ish.. was not fun.. theres a nice shiny "RIM" on my rim where the caliper dragged on it
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i'm off topic as well, but i noticed when driving on the ice that when my brakes locked up they were really jerky. i could feel it through the brake petal and the floorboard. maybe some anti-lock computor huh....

i don't have a clue whats would cause yours tho bro :P
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thats sorta what mine does.. but doesnt lock up on dry payment..
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mine lost a caliper bolt too, right after I finished my lift.

I didn't put loc-tite on it though

But I did after it happened!!!
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I've had it happen twice. I put loc-tite on it after the 1st time & it still happened.

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verdict IS!

loctite works but its not fool proof.. verdict is! frozen caliper.. yay! lol

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Personally I always wash my truck very carefully, get the powerwasher in every nook and cranny and then if the noise I heard previously is still there, then I get under the truck!!

EDIT: I see you got it, NEVERMIND, jeez lol
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i put loctite on all my bolts on the truck.. i had a caliper come off on my truck right after i got it lifted.. doin 15-20ish.. was not fun.. theres a nice shiny "RIM" on my rim where the caliper dragged on it
when i did it?
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um.. i dunno who did it.. it was the passager side caliper
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I've had it happen twice. I put loc-tite on it after the 1st time & it still happened.
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i put loctite on all my bolts on the truck.. i had a caliper come off on my truck right after i got it lifted.. doin 15-20ish.. was not fun.. theres a nice shiny "RIM" on my rim where the caliper dragged on it
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exactly!!! rangers are notorious for the caliper bolts backing out
Loc-Tite will not help if you don't also properly torque the bolts. The factory bolts are metric Class 10.9 and the torque spec is 85 lb-ft.

Sorry, guys, the factory-installed bolts don't fall out. It happens after they have been disturbed and improperly reassembled. If you don't have a torque wrench and/or don't care about torque specs, you shouldn't be working on anything important ... like brakes.
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i was trying to say that in laymans terms bob so everyone here could understand but as always my posts go un noticed.
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When Bob speaks, people listen!

Loc-tite FTW!
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i have had mine out countless times for the lift, brake replacement etc... and always torque them to ~85ftlbs and haven't had issues.
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gotcha well im bout to go my new caliper on.. i hope i got good luck today lol.. BTW thanks for the helpful tips bob
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