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Stripped bolts on dakota

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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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Are you talking about the caliper mounting bracket, I have a Dakota myself and have never had a problem like the one you discribe, do you live in a snow belt state? I still think a wrecking yard is a good idea for the part.

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