My brother asked me to stop by his house tonight after work, seams he's
replacing the front brake pads on his 1996 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup. The reason
he wanted me to stop by was he said he was concerned about not being able to
remove one of the caliper bolts. He told me on the phone that the bolt was
difficult to remove, and didn't want to screw anything up. So I stopped by
and he's right. the bolt didn't want to come out, you could feel the threads
grinding when you tried to turn it.
Sooo the bolt is now out and there are about half of the threads left in the
spindle. I looked up the caliper bolt on the web and it's a M11 x 1.50
thread, I then went to the helicoil web site, seams they don't make a
helicoil that size. Any suggestions on how he might fix this short of
replacing the spindle?