1991 Chevy Van steering knuckle

Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET VAN
Steering problem
1991 Chevy Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100.00 miles


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/436756_knuckle_1.jpg


In my steering knuckle, the threaded holes for the fixing screws of the brake caliper are completely ruined. There is a kit to restore these threads? unfortunately in Italy, the workshops that have these parts have only tools in centimeters for european car. Can you tell me where to find what I need? thanks
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM

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Tiny
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Is a simple question. Otherwise tell me directly how much the response that we do first. Thanks
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

Not quite sure I understand.

Are you talking about the Caliper Mounting Hardware? If so you should be able to get it from your local parts store. Even if you need to repair the threads there is a oversize repair kit that should be available. Also can you take a pic of what you are actually speaking about and post it here if I am off target.

Also could you include what size van (G1500, G2500
etc. And the engine size in liters along with the vin#)

Mark S

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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I am talking about of the threads inside the steering knucle ( see the picture). I imagine that there is an oversize kit for the repair, but in Italy is not available for this or posted here. to find someone who can tell me what it's called the kit and where to find it, so buy it and let me send. My van is a G20, 1991 5.7L - V8 vin "K". thanks
Riccardo


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/436756_thread_1.jpg

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 1:48 AM
Tiny
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Hi Riccardo,

They are called Brake Caliper Housing Bolts and you should be able to get them at ant local auto parts store.

I will check tomorrow for a part number for the oversized kit for your vehicle. And post.

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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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I live in Italia.I only have an address in the U.S, but I still need a seller's reach via the web, or a "friend" who purchases for me. Appreciate your help. Tell me then what can I do to reciprocate the favor. Thank you again for everything.

Riccardo
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 5:13 AM
Tiny
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Hi Riccardo,

Here is a link to a nationally known parts store here in the US. The part number and cost. You may be able to take the part number to a parts store there and have them cross reference it to there part number.

http://napaonline.com/Search/Results.aspx?Ntt=6751535&Ntk=Keyword&Nty=1&N=0

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 1:00 PM
Tiny
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To enter the helicoid supposing that a key, which will surely be different from that found in Italy, how to make the hole etc.. To use the kit that I've reported what tools should I use? Excuse me if abuse of your kindness, but I do not know who to turn to complete the job. Thanks
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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 2:42 AM
Tiny
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No special tool required. It is designed to thread into stripped thread. Direction come with it.
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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 7:24 AM

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