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Why didn't you just get a tow? That is pretty foolish to drive it with the brake caliper wired out of the way.

I used a standard bolt with washers in an emergency, with loctite.
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Why didn't you just get a tow? That is pretty foolish to drive it with the brake caliper wired out of the way.

I used a standard bolt with washers in an emergency, with loctite.
i guess he doesntt have triple A
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I will go buy more and give ya'll the brand/part number I keep some in the my truck just incase.
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i was half kidding about the tack weld haha. but it would be easy to grind off if need be, I'm talkn small one. but yeah loctite should work
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Thats what happened to mine a couple months ago, but when my caliper got pinned between the rim it cracked it.

Had to replace the brake hose, caliper, rotor, and caliper bracket.

I got the caliper bolts from Lowes, the length is what is hard to get right, I just put a washer on each bolt and loctite, no problems since.
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Damn seems this happens a lot to rangers...My buddy has a 99 explorer and last summer his right rear disc fell off just like that, he had to go to the ford dealer and get a bolt and fix it right on the side of I-40....Damn FORD to hell with there no loctite selfs
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^^ I don't know why they didn't use loctite on the caliper bolts, it seems like every other bolt or nut I need to remove has that damn loctite all over it.

Ever tried to change the starter? that's a lot of fun!
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Ford does use a locktite sort of stuff on their bolts, but it's a medium to low strength stuff. Once the bolt comes out for the first time, the locktite stuff is not usable anymore and won't work like it should when the bolt is tightened back down. Add that to vibrations while driving = bolt loosening itself.
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thanks guys for the tips

Called autozone they don't sell the bolt Orielly does not either

Lazler has my tow hooks so cant use that bolt ROFL

And I did not have it towed because I knew how far I was from home so we called a tow company and asked how much for a 4 mile tow and it was 125. Being tight on cash we opted for this way sorry if it is stupid, but was the only way to get it home and be able to work on it.
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Just to confirm...

Way back at one of the first Centralia meets, same thing happened to Tom Barcia. We did use the bolt from the towhooks, in fact no grinding and he ran it 200 miles or so home to NJ. That was on a 99 or 98, but in a pinch the tow hook bolts work great!
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dorman/motormite #13898. ~$5 for a pack of 2.

they come with thread locker on them already for those who cant seem to figure out loc-tite and torque specs.
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dorman/motormite #13898. ~$5 for a pack of 2.

they come with thread locker on them already for those who cant seem to figure out loc-tite and torque specs.
Yea those are the ones I got. I got them from O'rielly
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