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this is a legitamate question...

has anyone ever had the bolts holding on ur brake caliper work there way out??? i havent had my calipers off in somethin like 4000 miles and just last night i heard a horrible rattling wenever i hit a bump. i took off my front driver side wheel and BOTH bolts holding on my caliper were missing. wtf?!
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The caliper bracket bolts on the back of the knuckle or the actual caliper bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket?
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I have heard of it happening with other people

I haven't had it happen to me
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The caliper bracket bolts on the back of the knuckle or the actual caliper bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket?
the bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket...
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ive had my drivers side caliper bracket bolts back out, brand new bolts from ford, backed out both times, destroyed two wheels. I solved it by putting a ton of loctite on it. Even FORD recommended i do it. It sucks, hope your wheel isnt toast!
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ive had my drivers side caliper bracket bolts back out, brand new bolts from ford, backed out both times, destroyed two wheels. I solved it by putting a ton of loctite on it. Even FORD recommended i do it. It sucks, hope your wheel isnt toast!
no my wheel is fine... i parked the truck as soon as i heard the rattling. took it apart this morning and bought two new bolts at autozone for 8 bucks.
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Never heard of the actual caliper bolts coming off. The bracket bolts will back out if you don't use locktite. It happened to a friend that thinks he is an auto mechanic. He said, "I never use locktite on my bolts."
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The caliper bracket bolts on the back of the knuckle
This has happend to me and a local ranger friend. ALWAYS use lock-tite on those caliper bracket bolts.
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i was kinda confused how they both came out tho... cuz one backing out is semi understandable... but both?
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haha always use loctite, mine had loctite to begin with and they still backed out. are you sure the bolts were tightened all the way? not that they were just in there and not snugged down, ive done that before. it happens when you rush.
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haha always use loctite, mine had loctite to begin with and they still backed out. are you sure the bolts were tightened all the way? not that they were just in there and not snugged down, ive done that before. it happens when you rush.
yea i was thinkin the same thing... i probably didnt tighten em up enough wen i changed out my brake pads last. and it just took 4000 miles for them to back all the way out.
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mine backed as well.
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