Repair Kit Available if Front Brake Caliper Bolt Threads Strip on Dodge Dakota

If the threads strip where the front brake caliper mounts to the steering knuckle, a steering knuckle repair kit is available. A new steering knuckle is not normally necessary.

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Average mileage: 162,673 (70,000–265,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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1999 Dodge Dakota220,000
the passenger side steering knuckle om my 1999 dakota has striped also can you tell me where to find a repair kit and what the price will be.
1997 Dodge Dakota255,476
passenger side both caliper bolts no threads
Passenger side caliper pin broke off,(lower pin) then stripped out. Busted the brake line where it mounts on caliper. Used the helicoil kit. I have been going down this road for quite a while. I'm on my 3rd helicoil, 8th pin, and 3rd brake line. This design is terrible, and because of it, my steering knuckle is in need of being replaced. Good luck finding one that you don't have to sell your other car to be able to afford. This has not been fixed.
Were would be the best place to get the repair ket for caliper.
1999 Dodge Dakota160,023
Same bolts stripped
1997 Dodge Dakota186,000
I used an over sized caliper bolt from Autozone and all is well
2001 Dodge Dakota140,000
Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts found to be loose and would not tighten properly. Mechanic found this to be a common problem on Dakota's. Repair was to use oversize self tapping bolts with Loctite for a one time fix and installed new brake pads.
1999 Dodge Dakota98,000
threads have stripped out where brake caliper bolts to steering knuckle on my 1999 Dodge Dakota 4wd.
Steering knuckle stripped for caliper mount
2001 Dodge Dakota150,000
threads stripped near caliper mounts
2001 Dodge Dakota146,000
Drivers side brake caliper bolts stripped out.
2001 Dodge Dakota110,000
Brake caliber slide pin stripped threads in steering knuckle. Right side.
Every since I accidently drained the battery last winter and had to get a jump start about 2 weeks later it lost its idle pulling into a parking stall and died, I restarted it but if took foot of gas it died, I went to buy what I was getting came out and it started and held it idle, it ran fine for about 3 weeks after I disconnected the negative cable to reset the computer idle, then it did it again, I took it to a shop and they cleaned the throttle body and replaced the aic, ran fine for a couple weeks died again when taking foot of gas, towed to dealer and it then ran fine no codes sent to computer. I had them replace the tps, went 3 weeks and it died again, now I have replace the negative battery cable, and waiting to see if it dies again.
2001 Dodge Dakota140,000
2001 Dakota passenger side caliper bolt mounting holes stripped out.
1999 Dodge Dakota189,000
Front steering knuckle caliper threads stripped out both sides
1997 Dodge Dakota95,000
cant find 97 98 DODGE DAKOTA L. FRT SPINDLE/KNUCKLE 4X2 i hit curve both sides striped bolt
2001 Dodge Dakota76,850
One is stripped
2000 Dodge Dakota99,250
THREADS GONE DIDNT FIX IT YET
1994 Dodge Dakota205,000
DRIVERS SIDE CALIBER PIN THREADS ON THE KNUCKLE STRIPPED OUT. VEHICLE IS FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. PARTS STORE STATED THAT THERE IS AN OVERSIZE PIN KIT THAT IS SELF TAPPING. WILL ATTEMPT THIS IN THE MORNING. THERE IS VERY LITTLE AREA TO WORK WITH ON THE KNUCKLE ERGO, HELICOIL IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.
1995 Dodge Dakota130,000
caliper mounting bolts striped,bottom broke out too thin
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