Went to put my caliper back on dodge dakota 1998 and the bolts just turn and turn, bought new bolts same thing,was told there is some problem with nuckle rusting and might have to try heli-coil on it. what do you think?
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Re: stripped bolts on dakota
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Its either the fuel pump or crank sensor I would contact the dodge dealer for more info I have a dodge Dakota I came home from work stopped at the mail box and the truck died it would crank fresh fuel just filled truck on way home. Dealer told me it was the fuel pump. Call your dodge dealer
It is an odd size, I believe 9mm thread and Heli-coil makes a kit just for this job. I know because I have the kit at work! Try another Autozone or ask to speak to the manager and have him look it up, it does exist for sure. This is actually a pretty common problem. If you're still stuck tomorrow and I will dig up the part number and post it.
Did you try to thread it back in with caliper out of the way? Sometimes the caliper is just a hair out of it's proper position, and will cause that, which is probably a good thing, so it doesn't get re-assembled incorrectly. If one of the bolts will thread in without caliper on, I'd double check my assembly position, otherwise use good bolt to determine whether threads on spindle are bad, or on bolt that came out. You may need to run a tap through it, or a thread chaser.