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Doing the front brakes on my 2006 V6 Cayenne with 205k mi. the caliper bolts on the driver side took a lot of strength to lean on a breaker bar to get them out.
Both holes needed to be re-tapped. On the top hole the threads came out with the bolt. On the bottom hole I was able to re-thread the hole with a tap and it holds the full torque of 200 ft. lbs.
On the top Hole I couldn’t re-thread it so I went with a time set kit. Unfortunately, the time sent is a little loose in the hole. Obviously, I screwed up.
What can I do other than replacing the whole knuckle? I don’t know how to weld. I was thinking of cleaning everything up with denatured alcohol and trying JB Weld to hold/weld in the time sert, but I am unsure if that will work. I can pick up a knuckle off flea bay, but that means I need access to a press, which I don’t have.
I can’t drive anymore due to medical reasons, but my son could use the car for the winter instead of his GTI which is a sled in the snow. My son can’t wrench to save his life.
Yes I know about anti-seize, and I thought I used it. The caliper bolts on the other side of the car came out without damaging the threads, maybe I forgot yo put anti-seize on the caliper bolts on this side. Either way, I need help. The stealer will want around $500 for the knuckle, and probably another $800-$1000 for labor. Then there are the parts they will say that they have to replace to do the job to their specifications. I expect them to do press in a new wheel bearing as they should. That’s a lot of money to put into a car that’s almost 14 years old considering that if it gets into an accident the insurance company will total it and give me next to nothing, and I just put new front discs and rotors on the car.
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6 minutes ago, BobbySpeed said:

Unfortunately, brake caliper bolt repairs use the largest heli coil and time sert, so no can do.


We did them all the time on several makes of vehicles, it is not a major issue.  Not fixing it properly is to risk a catastrophe.

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I bought a used spindle off flea bay, had a new wheel bearing pressed in it, had it installed, and had an alignment all by an indie.

Had the dealer pick it up from where my wife works, they left her a 2018 Macan, they did the airbag and fuel filter flange, and they delivered it to her the next day. Clayed, compounded, polished, and waxed the car, followed by an hour of cleaning the interior and conditioning the leather, runs and looks great. 100, 758 miles on her, going to swap out the head unit with a Pioneer w/ navigation and put in a backup camera.

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