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    wheel bust!!

    Ok, I really have no clue at all what's wrong with my car now!! I'll hit the brakes and its like my rim(passanger front)will fall out of place and now my caliper is now rubbing against the rim....
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    Pull the wheel off. I'm thinking the caliper is loose or missing a bolt

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    Agree with Cutlass.

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    Ditto.

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    Ok, when it first happened and I tool the tire off, I tried moving the cal and it wouldn't budge. Cuz that's the first thing I thought of.. so it must be the wheel bearing rite??

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    did you verify both bolts were in there? Just because you can't move it by hand doesn't mean a 3600 lb car coming to a stop won't move it. I bet you're missing a caliper bolt like was stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karczewski View Post
    so it must be the wheel bearing rite??
    The wheel bearing would have to be pretty loose for wheel to contact the caliper, but I supposed its possible.

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    Yeah, I'm going to recheck it tomorrow after work. When I spin the tire I can hear a grinding sound from the cal. On the rotor. So it may very well be a broke bolt.

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    Well, hopefully the bolt isn't broken. Then you will have to do some drilling if the piece is still in the spindle.

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    my friend i believe you had the same issue i had. Check the bolts that hold the caliper bracket. Not the caliper pins the 2 big 18mm (i think) bolts that are behind the bracket. Most likely you either loose/broke one or 2 off. In my case I lost one and was able to find it.
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    this is the thread I made when it happened.

    almost a bad day...

    Be carefull because my wheel lock up completely when I was almost at full stop.

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    ^ wow, that happend to me with my 70 chevelle but it just clunked, lol, i think it was the other bolt tho...

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    wonder if he's ever going to update the thread so we can learn what he found??

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    Yeah, I'm updating it, Haha
    Ended up being a bolt breaking and flying out. And because of the holiday the bolt won't be here til Wednesday, Haha

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    cool, at least you got it figure out.

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