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Old 06-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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caliper bracket bolts

STUCK...today decided to tackle brakes/rotors all around..rear was a piece of cake, front is a PITA! got caliper off immediatly no problem, but when it came time to remove the 2 15mm caliper bracket bolts they would not budge, i hit it over and over again with PBblaster, just kept wacking at the wrench with the hammer with no success, even decided to try the floor jack trick, kept the wrench angled down and outward with a pipe attached for more torgue, then proceded to pump the the wrench up with the jack, get this THE WRENCH ON THE BOLT JUST STARTED TO LIFT THE CAR OFF THE JACK STANDS, the bolt will NOT budge..i had no access to any type of heat but tomorrow i can take a ride up to my fathers shop and grab the acetylene torch, any suggestions for tomorrow? thanks guys
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I just changed my calipers today and mine were also a PiTA. I used PB blaster and a 1/2 breaker bar. I will say it was well worth it.
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I just changed my calipers today and mine were also a PiTA. I used PB blaster and a 1/2 breaker bar. I will say it was well worth it.
trust me, i tried that, 1/2 breaker bar, lots of PB, lots of brute force, NOTHING. took a floor jack and cranked the breaker bar up with the jack with the breaker bar attached to the bolt , the breaker bar literally lifted the front of the car off the jack stands, thats how stubborn these bracket bolts are, i dont get it...
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It's driving me crazing I have to get it off tomorrow, no power tools at all, a bit worried about using a torch but seems like its gonna have to be done that way
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Damn!!! That sounds like a monster bolt!!! Z
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Any suggestions?
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Any suggestions?
Only thing I can suggest is try taking like a hand torch and heating up then trying to busy it loose
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Before you start heating things up remove your abs sensors
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Did you try to get another person to help brake it loose try the both of Yal pull at the same time that always help with me when I can't get a bolt to get loose
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well i stripped it today...got the bottom bolt no problem after a few heat/pb cycles..the top would not budge, stripped it with the 15 MM, that hammered on a 14mm, stripped with that, took vice grips to it, got the most unbelievably tight grip but just started to round the nut away...SOOOOO PISSSSED!!!! i now have 3 new rotors and all new pads with 1 old rotor ARGHHHH...so whats my next step? take it to a shop? how much would they charge me to remove a bolt like that? idk what else i could do myself in my driveway, i feel i tried EVERYTHING, now im stuck with a next to rounded off frozen caliper bracket bolt..
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They have some stripped bolt removers sockets. Try using one of those on the rounded bolt
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They have some stripped bolt removers sockets. Try using one of those on the rounded bolt
+1 only way to get off my exhaust bolt cause it rounded
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They have some stripped bolt removers sockets. Try using one of those on the rounded bolt
I fear that will do no good haha I lost complete faith..I mean common man I heated the b!tch up, blasted it with PB blaster for 2 days, and I could not get it to budge one bit, I took it slow, but today after all the heat and PB I just gave it my ALL and strip...than smashed on a smaller socket for 10 minutes, gave that my all, and stripped again, I don't get it...
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I fear that will do no good haha I lost complete faith..I mean common man I heated the b!tch up, blasted it with PB blaster for 2 days, and I could not get it to budge one bit, I took it slow, but today after all the heat and PB I just gave it my ALL and strip...than smashed on a smaller socket for 10 minutes, gave that my all, and stripped again, I don't get it...
That bolt will be the bane of your existence lmao but seriously I'm sorry to hear its giving you such a butch of a time
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Grind off the head and /or drill it out. Probably what the shop will do. Fine mess you've gotten yourself into NJ. Do they salt the roads where you live? If so, there's your culprit. Take some pics. This has the makings of a good rusty bolt removal thread...
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Just make sure your heating the housing only right? Not the bolt
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