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Brake Caliper Just Sheared Off! #13222319 07/22/19 08:18 PM
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So Im heading to my local lake on Saturday and notice that my trailer (Marine Master) brakes were applied, and released just a quickly while I was driving. I didn't think much of it, until I went to put the boat back on the trailer, and noticed that the same tire was now locked up and would not turn. I got out to check it and noticed the whole caliper sheared off the axle and is just laying on the rim. I remove the tire and the caliper falls to the ground. I managed to get her to the shop, at which point the tech tells me that this is the third one this month!


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Re: Brake Caliper Just Sheared Off! [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #13222860 07/23/19 12:30 PM
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Did the caliper mount bolts shear, back out or was it caliper mount point on the axle that broke off?

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Re: Brake Caliper Just Sheared Off! [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #13222876 07/23/19 12:43 PM
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Seems like a problem on many trailer's. The bolt that holds the caliper in place will loosen. Its a maintenance item that needs to be checked every 6 months or so. I know Nitro uses loc tite on that bolt.

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I think most if not all call for LocTight.


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Re: Brake Caliper Just Sheared Off! [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #13223903 07/24/19 02:25 AM
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Wont the lock tight melt from the heat of the brakes ?

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Originally Posted by reelfast
Wont the lock tight melt from the heat of the brakes ?



If you're really worried about it, Loctite does make a High Temp formula as well. Works till around 450-500 or something like that.

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Originally Posted by T Bird
I think most if not all call for LocTight.

I am planning ahead in case I cannot get the set screws out of mine. I have been looking at parts and noticed that some caliber bolts come with re Loc Tite. I hope you never have to remove them. Also the DB42 calibers only have one bolt.


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