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Old 05-20-2018, 06:54 PM   #1  
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Default Caliper bolt wonít tighten

So I put EBC rotors and yellow stuff pads on my 07 Mustang, right one goes on easy peasy. Driver side all goes well right up to the end, where the upper bolt that holds the caliper to the housing will not tighten. It tightens to a certain point, but thatís it. I put blue lock tite on it as a precaution, but anyone have any ideas? The way itís tightened it isnít going anywhere, and I figure the lock tite is added insurance (I used blue) Just wanted to get some input on this.
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To clarify, nothing else is spinning. Just the bolt. Iím really panicking that I stripped the inside of it. Is that even possible?
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If you have stripped the threads which this sounds like, all the blue locktite in the world won't work.Try to find a new bracket or spindle which ever is appropriate.
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If you are talking about the slide pin bolt, don't fret, you can buy slide pins at any
local parts store, and they come with new bolts. I never use lock-tite on any of the
slide pin bolts. Just go to AutoZone or Advance Auto for another set of slide pins,
with bolts; around $11 for a set, do both sides then.
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Caliper to the mounting bracket is 25 ft/lbs with plenty to spare. You must've torqued the **** out of it to get it to strip.

Mounting bracket to spindle is 85 ft/lbs.
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Spinning bolts not going in or out is usually a problem...
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new slide bolt going in this weekend. Thanks gang
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:05 AM   #8  
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it does come out thank god....lol

even tightens to a point, but then almost feels like it's loosening when you tighten it past a point.......then it tightens again, but never past a certain point. Probably like 20 pounds but I just want to change it just to not worry about it.
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it does come out thank god....lol

even tightens to a point, but then almost feels like it's loosening when you tighten it past a point.......then it tightens again, but never past a certain point. Probably like 20 pounds but I just want to change it just to not worry about it.

I wouldn't trust it. They are your brakes...not a valve cover or trim piece.
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it does come out thank god....lol

even tightens to a point, but then almost feels like it's loosening when you tighten it past a point.......then it tightens again, but never past a certain point. Probably like 20 pounds but I just want to change it just to not worry about it.
Are you holding the slide pin with a wrench or vice grips? When you
tighten the bolt, the slide pin will turn inside the boot, with the bolt
if you don't hold it with something.

If you look, there is a raised edge, a spot where you grip the slide pin
as you tighten it, so it does not spin with the bolt.
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