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Fawked up D60 knuckle....help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bushwhacker, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well My knuckle is fawked for the moment. I was installing my steering arm and saw that the studs needed to go farther into the knuckle, well I went and started removing them to tap the holes out and clean up the threads. The first stud came out and ate all the threads in the knuckle. the others were fine. What the hell can I do to fix it without spending $$$$$$$$ for some Dedenbear knuck's???? Heli coil?
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    Clay
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    Heli coil will work or drill them out and retap them one size bigger in bolt size /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I stripped one of the bolt holes out of mine D60 knuckle and called Steve Watson ans he suggested a HeliCoil so I went that route...

    Chris
     
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    Before trying anything else, why don't you run a tap in the hole and see how bad the threads really are?
     
  5. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the input guys. I did try a tap but there was only about 1/4 inch of thread left. I got it fixed this afternoon. I went with the helicoil and it worked great!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Thanks,

    Clay
     

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