Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
I was checking my rears today as I had replaced the caliper early this year due to partial seizing. The other side did not look good lots of rust on the rotor. I was pull the pads off and check. The caliper lower pivot bolt would not come out. I had it out early this year and only reef hand tighten with a ratchet only. Yet it would not break free. After lots of attempts and socket the courners gave way from the torque trying to remove it. The steel is not hard enough. I'll have to have it looked at in a garage to after getting new bolts to replace them and the rubber seals.
This was totally unexpected given that they were off not that long ago. The other side came off ok by the way. The vehicle drives me bananas and I think this caliper is also starting to have problem with all the rust on the rotor from lack of contact friction I may end up replacing it at the same time.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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