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Old 07-12-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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spindle for '90 tbird.

the last time my brakes were done, one of the bolts that hold the caliper to
the spindle had to be replaced with a different one and force-threaded in..
being the hole is stripped... so now they need done again and I need a new
spindle... except this doesn't apear to be a part that's listed at the
regular auto parts stores.... unless it uses another name??
I realy don't want to get something so vital from a scrapyard.. but dealer
prices would mean a trip into the river for this car as far as I'm
concerned.. any leads to where i can relace it at a reasonable price?


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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: spindle for '90 tbird.


"Dark1" <betterask4it@ifyouwantit.com> wrote in message
news:7wOAe.7281$B52.2452@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com...
> the last time my brakes were done, one of the bolts that hold the caliper
> to the spindle had to be replaced with a different one and force-threaded
> in.. being the hole is stripped... so now they need done again and I need
> a new spindle... except this doesn't apear to be a part that's listed at
> the regular auto parts stores.... unless it uses another name??
> I realy don't want to get something so vital from a scrapyard.. but dealer
> prices would mean a trip into the river for this car as far as I'm
> concerned.. any leads to where i can relace it at a reasonable price?

You might not have a choice but to go to a junk yard. The dealer probably
wont have it because the car is so old. You might try the heli-coil method
too.


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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: spindle for '90 tbird.

Shoe Salesman wrote:
> "Dark1" <betterask4it@ifyouwantit.com> wrote in message
> news:7wOAe.7281$B52.2452@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com...
>
>>the last time my brakes were done, one of the bolts that hold the caliper
>>to the spindle had to be replaced with a different one and force-threaded
>>in.. being the hole is stripped... so now they need done again and I need
>>a new spindle... except this doesn't apear to be a part that's listed at
>>the regular auto parts stores.... unless it uses another name??
>>I realy don't want to get something so vital from a scrapyard.. but dealer
>>prices would mean a trip into the river for this car as far as I'm
>>concerned.. any leads to where i can relace it at a reasonable price?

>
> You might not have a choice but to go to a junk yard. The dealer probably
> wont have it because the car is so old. You might try the heli-coil method
> too.
>
>

Using Heli-coil to repair stripped thread is a fantastic way to safe
money and work. We used to repair front spindles all the time on GM
products. Buy two new retainer bolts for your brake caliper and also a
Heli-coil kit. They come in all sizes. The kit consists of several
inserts, the proper drill bit and a applicator. If you have a good
drill, it's a piece of cake. Good luck.
P.S. Heli-coil is available in all good autoparts supply stores.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: spindle for '90 tbird.

"Dark1" <betterask4it@ifyouwantit.com> wrote
> I realy don't want to get something so vital from
> a scrapyard..


Are you kidding? I would bet you would have as much chance of getting a
defective one new as getting one from a reputable junkyard.

If the donor vehicle wasnt smacked on that side, it's safe as cake. And
will cost you next to nothing. I bought a whole spindle, hub, good disk
for under 35 for my 93. At one of the highest priced lots.

Otherwise heli-coil it, as rj says

It's the lower ball joints on the MN12 you have to worry about. If it
squeaks on turning wheel replace it quick
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: spindle for '90 tbird.

Dark1 wrote:
> the last time my brakes were done, one of the bolts that hold the caliper to
> the spindle had to be replaced with a different one and force-threaded in..
> being the hole is stripped... so now they need done again and I need a new
> spindle... except this doesn't apear to be a part that's listed at the
> regular auto parts stores.... unless it uses another name??
> I realy don't want to get something so vital from a scrapyard.. but dealer
> prices would mean a trip into the river for this car as far as I'm
> concerned.. any leads to where i can relace it at a reasonable price?
>
>

go to wrecker. spindles usually dont wear out as there are no moving
parts on them .. just make sure the axle shaft has no significant wear
on the bearing locations.
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