well as some of you may know i did my brakes a while back, about a week ago, i didnt use a torque wrench, i simply exerted all force within me using a small box end wrench on everything, because a large wrench wouldnt fit and all of our ratchets were screwed up.
keep in mind ive been driving around for about a week....yesterday as i was coming down the driveway i noticed a strange clunking sound coming from the left front of my car....i pretended i didnt hear it and went on with life.
Today i backed up, and when i hit the brakes the car lurched and clunked and made the most god awful grinding sounds ive ever heard....
I didnt drive it where i was intending to go and as soon as i got back i popped off the left front wheel to have a look around...
One caliper bracket bolt was loose, the top one, and the bottom one......GONE COMPLETELY
so now i have to go try and get a new bolt tomorrow, and im gonna redo BOTH sides and use some thread locker and torque the heck out of them, heck i might even buy a torque wrench one of these days
im just thankful this chose to happen when im backing out of my yard at 5mph instead of screaming down the highway at 95.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05