I have stripped threads where the front caliper bolts seat into I think it's the hub assembly?? can I retap the threads and use a larger thread bolt to hold the calipers on? any ideas? 02 Dakota. 4.7, 2 wheel drive.
I know this is an old post, but it seems a common problem. Posting a solution may help others when they search.
If you go to an auto parts store, they have the "help" section of parts. In there, they actually have a bolt you can buy that's an oversized thread, made for these calipers. It's about $15, but is cheaper than replacing the part.