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Old 07-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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Motherf*&#@! Can it be fixed? **Updated page 2**

Well, the day was going great as I was swapping my 3 inch top plate spacers and 1.5" blocks for 5100s and an AAL. Got the back and front passenger side done no sweat. Had a bit of an issue on the drivers side though. I had trouble getting a steering knuckle bolt back in, and in the process cross threaded it. Due to a time crunch and lack of new bolts available, I decided f*ck it, I would put the damn thing in as best as I could and get it to a shop to fix it. It is about 8/10ths of the way in and will not go any further. I know already I screwed up, but I am hoping a shop can tap the hole and put in a new bolt. I already have the new bolt on order and I will have it tomorrow, I even ordered a spare one. My question is, can this be tapped and fixed, or do I need a new $400 steering knuckle???? Below is a few pics of my dilemma!!!!











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Old 07-09-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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You should have no issue getting it drilled and Heli coiled.
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A buddy told me they would have to remove the entire piece to tap it or insert a heli coil. Is that true? This could get expensive!!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #4
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A buddy told me they would have to remove the entire piece to tap it or insert a heli coil. Is that true? This could get expensive!!!
They shouldnt have to. All they have to do is drill the threads out, and insert the coil. The hole in the Lower control arm is smooth. What part of the valey are you in?
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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Me and Paul made an oopsy too.

We accidentally stripped the starter thread on the UCA. It would go about half a turn and then just fall off.

Paul had to go to Lowes and he got a filing kit. After we filed it back it went on no problem
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Unfortunately I'm not in the Valley! haha I am down in the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area, about 3 hours south of Phoenix, right on the border! I checked into heli coils and nobody has them in stock, but Napa can order one tomorrow and have it by Saturday. I'm hoping a shop can take care of it Saturday for me without it being too expensive.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #8
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Unfortunately I'm not in the Valley! haha I am down in the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area, about 3 hours south of Phoenix, right on the border! I checked into heli coils and nobody has them in stock, but Napa can order one tomorrow and have it by Saturday. I'm hoping a shop can take care of it Saturday for me without it being too expensive.
It shouldnt be that big of a deal. DAM.....if you were here, I could do it for ya.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #9
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nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #10
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nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
Fuck....I guess I am going truck shopping tomorrow!!! The Wife will love that!!! hahahaha
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #11
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should be a pretty easy fix.

and even if the arms is unrepairible, im sure there are quite a few members here with their stock spindles who are running 6" kits.
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nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
True. Hell, I trade my truck in for a new every time it gets dirty. Screw that, washing is for suckers.
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Fuck....I guess I am going truck shopping tomorrow!!! The Wife will love that!!! hahahaha

be like.."well honey, you want me to be safe, right?"

Works everytime, unless you have a large life insurance policy, and a frequent milkman.
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True. Hell, I trade my truck in for a new every time it gets dirty. Screw that, washing is for suckers.
so theres a half dozen dirty tacomas sitting on the lot right now as trade ins? lol
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be like.."well honey, you want me to be safe, right?"

Works everytime, unless you have a large life insurance policy, and a frequent milkman.
Hahaha, she is already getting on me about this! haha She's like "Why couldn't you have just left it stock? That's what you get for wanting to lift it!" lol
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nope your fucked. You need a new truck.
Not to belittle your predicament, but that comment is the best laugh that I've had all week.
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couldnt you just get a tap and chase the threads?
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:56 PM   #18
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couldnt you just get a tap and chase the threads?
Being as the bolt is driven that far in, there may not be enough threads left to get a good purchase on the bolt, and achieve the required torque.
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You should have no issue getting it drilled and Heli coiled.

Just what I would have said. The Heli coils are pretty cheap, easy to install, and will hold up to the job if installed correctly.

Or you could just ditch those spindles and get some 4 inch camburgs..
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Just what I would have said. The Heli coils are pretty cheap, easy to install, and will hold up to the job if installed correctly.

Or you could just ditch those spindles and get some 4 inch camburgs..
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