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Old 01-29-2011, 01:43 PM
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Removing Caliper Bolts

Anybody have any advice on removing the caliper bolts? I have to replace a bearing hub and can't budge the caliper. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:53 PM
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one thing to remember.....you are looking at the bolts backwards....check your ratchet before you put it on the bolts to make sure you are turning in the right direction.......lefty-loosey....righty-tighty....
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Breaker bar or a piece of pipe over the ratchet handle if you're really having issues.
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Or air impact.
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Check direction of twist, never knew them to be quite that tight.
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Mine were super tight, used a breaker bar and it was still pretty tough but it worked.
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Mine were super tight, used a breaker bar and it was still pretty tough but it worked.
Same here...even cracked my craftsman deep socket in the process....but got a new one free of charge cuz of the lifetime warranty GL
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Same here...even cracked my craftsman deep socket in the process....but got a new one free of charge cuz of the lifetime warranty GL
Nice, that's why I like Craftsman lol.
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As stated, make sure your turning the correct way because your looking at it backwards.

That said, I think GM had a team of gorilla's that installed that. Mine were extremely tough the first time as well. It took a breaker bar, and even a bit of a cheater bar on that.
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I had to use a breaker bar, impact socket so it wouldn’t break and gave it a whack with a 2 ˝ lb baby sledge hammer. I thought the 3 lb would be over kill.
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