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What is the part called that holds the caliper housing on the front drivers side?

What is the part called on the front drivers side that holds the caliper housing?

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The wheel half shaft is bolted onto the steering knuckle, which is what holds the caliper housing.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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The Spindle. Hope this helps

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REMOVAL
15-INCH TYPE

  1. Lift-up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels.
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  1. Remove the caliper body and the support from housing, and suspend it from strut using a wire.
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  1. Remove the disc rotor. NOTE: If the disc rotor seizes up within hub, drive the disc rotor out by pushing with an 8 mm bolt in holes B on the rotor.
  2. Clean mud and foreign particles from the caliper body assembly and the support. 16-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type. 17-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type.
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  1. Install the disc rotor.
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