Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
#1 problem : 3/8" hexhead caliper bolt is frozen and hex head is stripped. #2 problem: frozen caliper bolt sheared off while trying to remove brake caliper. the threaded part of bolt is still intact in the threaded part of caliper.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: chevy s10 brake caliper
Hey zach, no they are not reverse thread. They are most likely just very tight from the heat and cool cycles they go thru. Put your wrench on them and give it a few sharp raps with a ball peen hammer. That should break them loose enough to finish with the wrench.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Yes, that can be repaired. You will need a helicoil kit, available at most parts stores. generally the kit includes a drill bit, about ten coils and an install tool. If I remember correctly it is about $30. Your other option is to find a knuckle in a local scrapyard (likely the same price as the helicoil kit)
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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