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    Question Spindel Repair...

    I've got some pretty good wear marks in my spindles from where the break pads right... To the point that in the rear, on a cold morning when you back up the first time you can hear the pads "clap" down on the rotor...

    Thought process...

    I'm only going to be on MI for 15 days this month before I move... New spindles not in the budget for the front... And you can't change the back ones... So here's my idea...

    Wife has a car... So being down a day isn't an issue... Throw it up on jacks... Clean the offending areas on the spindles... Score up with file or 60 grit sand paper... Apply liberal coat of Heavy Duty JB Weld, for higher heat resistance over the JB Quick... Alow to set for 24 hours... Return and file down, and smooth down to 400 grit finish... Coat with anti-seize... Hope for the best...

    Any thoughts... Or other fixes that I don't know about?... Let me know what you guys think... I'm fixin' to drive down to VA through the mountains... So the last thing I need is break failure...

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    well... the spindle is what your wheel bearings ride on so if those are worn then you have major issues can you take some pic's of the issue spots your talking about and we can see what the true name of the item in question is.



    P.S. you shouldnt be able to see your spindle with the wheel mounted as its inside the hub....
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    Yeah... I probably used the wrong word... And I'm in Germany right now... Won;t be home till the 20th... But the area I'm talking about is where the break pads ride on... WAIT... I deff. used the wrong word... Lol... How about Steering Knuckle... The tabs on the STEERING KNUCKLE that the the break pads ride on... Mine have some pretty good little valleys wore in them... Now apply process to correctly stated part and issue... Lol...

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    You talking about this?



    If so, then you're on the right track. Not sure why, but Jeeps tend to have this problem, a lot!

    I haven't used JB weld in a situation like this, but can't see why it wouldn't work.

    What would be better, is if you have access to a welder. I've welded up a few Jeeps that this has happened to, including 2 of my own.

    Same procedure as you stated,

    Weld the 'divots' in:



    Grind the high spots off, then use a flapper wheel to smooth and polish the wear surface:




    I had my steering knucles off to replace the ball joints, but this can be done on the Jeep just as easily.

    Hope this helps!

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    @HillBillE ...That's exactly what I was talking about... Weld access isn't an issue... But getting a grinder in and around while there on the car might be... So I'll go with the JB Weld for now... It'll file down a little easier, and I'll post up the finished product, and let everyone know how the trip goes....

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    that would be the break caliper bracket and yes do as described above ^ and you should be just fine
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    I didn't call it a "bracket" cause it permanent part of the knuckle... Lol... But thanks for the double vote for the go ahead... I know What I'll be doing Tuesday the 22nd... Lol... It can sit all day on the 23rd while I wait for the movers...

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    While I got people looking... Anyone know if you can get just the tone ring for the D30 front axle?

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    Once you pull the rotor, you can get a 4 1/2 grinder in there, but it is tight. I'm trying to find the pics of when I did my boys ZJ, we did both his front knuckles while they were on the Jeep.

    If the metal is cleaned up good, I would think that JB Weld would work.

    Anything to keep the pads from hanging up, that can leave you with less than 1/2 your available braking power!


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    Right... And thats the last thing I want rolling down a mountain in a Jeep with 500 pounds of stereo in the back, steel bumpers, and heavy ass 31" mudders... Lol... Not that they are heavy compared to all you guys rolling 33's and up... Lol...

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