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Old 10-25-07, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stuck Caliper Bracket Bolts

Behind the caliper, the \___/ shaped bracket that keeps the rotor there even when its unscrewed, its a 17mm bolt. I CANT GET THEM TO BUDGE!!!! Ive been through 2 socket wrences and 1 socket. WTF. used wd40, let them sit too, used a hammer to try to force the socket wrench. Its pissin me off.
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are you talking about two bolt that has dust boot on them?
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I think he is talking about the caliper carrier.
you might have to use a torch to heat them up. Careful about lighting things on fire though.
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best bet. get a breaker bar, 1/2in drive. get a good strong socket.

other things to try. hit the area around the bolt. like the bracket itself. hit the bolt. heating works but you'll need atleast a propane torch for that.

also try slightly tightening then loosing, that sometimes helps break it loose.

of course impact is the best tool u can use.
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hard to do with it being behind the caliper...tomorrow after classing im going to try again.
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after 2 more broken sockets, abent socket wrench, and a shattered wrench, i finally got them of, i made a homeade breakerbar with duct tape and a antique insanely thick socketwrench, and my old weight bar. pics tomorrow!
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after 2 more broken sockets, abent socket wrench, and a shattered wrench, i finally got them of, i made a homeade breakerbar with duct tape and a antique insanely thick socketwrench, and my old weight bar. pics tomorrow!
Duct tape? lol, just wondering what brand tools you were using to break so many, fisher price?
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damn ryan ghetto breaker bar lol.
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Duct tape? lol, just wondering what brand tools you were using to break so many, fisher price?
i've broke a few sockets in my day (my days of using cheap tools) usually got from ace or something.

quality tools like Craftsmen or better don't break.

lets see pics of this breaker bar of yours.
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next time use a propane torch to heat up the bolts for a few minutes that should free up the bolts
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/\ a torch is a great method. it just requires that u have 1.
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Yeah, cheap tools, cheap tools....main point...free tools free tools. My "ghetto" breaker bar still worked, so i cant complain. Today theres a new problem. Battery is dead and it wont charge up with a jumpstart, so i cant even start it anymore so im off to sears or someplace to get a new battery. I was hoping to save up for a yellowtop too :-/
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Alright, I've been gone for a while. What's up with this car? The calipers were all replaced about two months after I got the car...in what, 2004? I didn't drive the wheels off it.

And the battery is less than three years old as well, Honda. They don't make shit batteries. Yellowtop won't fit without some (minor, depending on your skills) re-engineering. The battery should hold a charge. If you are going to Sears, get a plug-in trickle charger.
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Just the bolts were stuck, i got some drilled/slotted rotors from the GB, and installed them. New pads too, the ones I installed right after purchase were really cheap and had insane amounts of dust. As for the battery, yesterday it just all of a sudden lost charge quickly, I could jumpstart but after i turned it off, it wouldn't have charged, then last night even when i just let the jumpstart sit to recharge, The battery wouldnt hold charge. Oh well :-/. Like i said, il just get a new battery, no big deal. Btw, October marks 6 months of owning her!
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