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Bolt #5 (see diagram below) stripped out when cleaning the calipers the other day. I am going to have a shop take a look and see if they can helicoil it or something similar. Does anybody know the size of the bolt/thread size? Thanks!
 

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you must mean the caliper is stripped, not the bolt. bummer. looks like kind of a tight fit for a helicoil. you might have to replace the caliper. if i were you i'd start hunting on e-bay.
 

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Yep I meant the caliper. I've got a new caliper assembly on order for $110 bucks. I was just hoping the shop could helicoil it so I could go on a holiday weekend ride. I think it makes me more grouchy that I will have to drive the car for 2 weeks than the caliper cost. :(
 

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If you take the bolt to the shop they can figure out what size helicoil is needed. I did a similar oops putting on a valve cover recently. The parts guy just measured the bolt and ordered me the correct helicoil.
If the shop will be doing the helicoil you would have to also bring the caliper of course.
 

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Fixed The local shop ran a tap through it and fixed it up nice for $7. Kudos to them!
 

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Actual it was a local shop down here in the Chicago suburbs. Sorry I could not be of more help :)
 

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Had the same problem on mine. That's a nasty bolt.
Cleaned it out with a tap and it works okay. Mental note not to overtighten next time. That rubber boot makes it difficult to tell if the bolt's threading properly.
 

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Now I don't feel so bad. I had the same problem myself. Ended up running a tap through it also.

That damn rubber boot was the biggest PITA to get it right.

Tige
 
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