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Old 11-06-2018, 08:18 AM
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Question Interchangeable Parts ?

Hi I have a 2000 Durango,5.9.Due to the stripped out brake caliper bolts issue these trucks are famous for,I need to change the steering knuckles.I need to know besides My 2000,What other year Durangos would be compatible for these parts?
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:34 AM
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2 or 4 wheel drive?
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:14 AM
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It is a 4x4
 
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Looking for one on the used market? I see them new for 200 bucks and change. Think that would have a much higher likelyhood of having good threads........ If you want a used one, the junkyard should be able to tell you what year range will work.
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:21 AM
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When I'm looking for 'what year will work' answers, even if I want to go the junk yard route, I got to Rock Auto or other parts sites and look at part numbers in other years for a match to the number for my year.
 
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I'd just go with helicoils.
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:22 PM
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I'd just go with helicoils.
Agreed. Easiest fix and works fine.
 
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I believe they're 9mmX1.25 heli-coils. Work great. Oddball size but it'll save you a lot of time and some money. I've done this to 2 out of 4 of mine. No issues yet.
 
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Originally Posted by Pspklutch View Post
I believe they're 9mmX1.25 heli-coils. Work great. Oddball size but it'll save you a lot of time and some money. I've done this to 2 out of 4 of mine. No issues yet.

and you very likely WONT have issues unless you cross thread the heli-coils. Why, because the brakes load these bolts in shear, not tension, and its a tension load that would pull the threads out . . .
 
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Originally Posted by shrpshtr325
and you very likely WONT have issues unless you cross thread the heli-coils. Why, because the brakes load these bolts in shear, not tension, and its a tension load that would pull the threads out . . .
True. Which is why I've never understood why they strip so easily. My first one pulled threads on me with a matter of a few inch pounds of torque on the ratchet. But I guess the steel is soft and people (shops) over-tighten them and they become weak with time. Hard to tell when you buy something with 220K on the clock.
 

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