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Old 08-26-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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cant remove my rotor

Hey im changing my brake pads and my rotors on my 99 v6 but after i took out the caliper and the brake pads there is like a metal thing that goes infront of the rotor, the rotor is loose but i cant take it out because i cant remove the metal thing( IDK the name) the caliper top sets right on it. how do i take it off???
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Re: cant remove my rotor

There are 2 15mm bolts on the back side of that bracket that you need to take out to remove the bracket. They bolt into the spindle to hold the caliper in place.
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Re: cant remove my rotor

You are also going to need to tool if you are doing rear brakes to push the caliper back in. You can rent it at the local parts house for nothing. It was worth my trouble. i am working on fronts now.....
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Re: cant remove my rotor

yea for the rear brakes you need a tool, for the front you do not (just something to compress the piston in like a C Clamp etc) The pistons on the rear caliper screw in.... instead of just slide in so the tool just lets you get a handle on the piston to twist it back in. You can rent it at autozone and just take it back to get 100% of your money back.
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Re: cant remove my rotor

Or do like my dad and use vice grips.

If you've only got 15mm bolts holding the caliper bracket to the hub, feel lucky. My 'vette had two 21mm bolts, torqued to 150 lbs/ft, with red lock-tite on all four corners. I had to get the burnz-o-matic after them, to get them loose.
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Re: cant remove my rotor

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yea for the rear brakes you need a tool,
I just use a pair of needle nose plyers
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Re: cant remove my rotor

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Or do like my dad and use vice grips.

If you've only got 15mm bolts holding the caliper bracket to the hub, feel lucky. My 'vette had two 21mm bolts, torqued to 150 lbs/ft, with red lock-tite on all four corners. I had to get the burnz-o-matic after them, to get them loose.
I've done a few Vettes... or Chevy's for that part. The Silverado's were always a beast with the lock-tite!


BTW you can use a C-Clamp and Chanellocks for the rear caliper piston.... keep enough force on the piston and spin it with the chanellocks, then tighten the C-clamp some more... it's easy easy... and takes the pain out of using that tool to twist while you have to push!
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