Front brake bracket issue
I replaced my girlfriends front caliper and rotor on the drivers side after the caliper locked up. I also replaced the front pads and then bled all 4 calipers with fresh fluid.
About 2 weeks after, she said her brakes were making a hell of a noise after she hit a bump and heard a loud pop. Turns out the bottom bolt mounting the caliper to the spindle fell out. Guess I forgot to torque it and definitely didn’t put locktite on it. Went and got both bolts from GM.
Now that I am going to properly torque them, when I tighten the bottom bolt it will pull the rear of the rotor out so that the rotor doesn’t sit flush with the hub. I though it might have bent the caliper bracket so I went and bought another one. Same result. I compressed the piston in the caliper and the same result. I can tighten the top bolt and it doesn’t budge the caliper mount like tightening the bottom bolt does.
So I guess my question is, could that bolt coming loose have bent the spindle?