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ZackN

Caliper Brake Bracket

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I am doing a brake job, first one since owning the truck, and in order to get the rotors off the front, I need to remove the Caliper bracket correct? I was having difficulties getting those 12pt bolts loose and looked up their torque specs at 210 ft/lbs! Is that correct and does anyone have and tricks you used to get those bolts off? It feels like my socket is going to break. 

Thanks for the help.

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Yep it needs to come off to remove the rotor and you should be able to get them loose with 1/2 inch chrome 12pt socket if it is of quality if not then you need to get a better socket.

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It helps to turn the wheel to get a better angle and get more leverage on your wrench/ratchet. If you can't break it by hand a small cheater slipped over your wrench may be in order to break them loose.

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Ehhm, the only thing I have had to torque on this truck so far with a torque of more than 150lbs. was the axle nuts. What bolts are you speaking of specifically? The 4 bolts that hold the assembly to the spindle?

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I believe he is referring to the Caliper bracket bolts. I was not aware the torque spec was that high but I have certainly had to fight them before on vehicles that have not been apart in a long time.

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Yes im referring to the caliper bracket bolts. Ill try to get a different socket as I only have a 3/8 with an adapter on my breaker bar.

Ill see if I can get some pictures tomorrow as well before it gets dark.

Thanks guys.

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The caliper assembly mounting bolts are allen head, he is trying to take the caliper mount itself off.

Edited by Wild and Free

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Just took mine off this weekend to replace abs sensor. Had to use small cheater for the 12 point bolt on the driver side. Passenger side was a lot easier.

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Just got them off. My caliper bolts were torx head and bracket bolts were 12 point and looked like they had locktite on them. Just used a breaker bar with the correct 1/2 drive socket. Before I was using a 3/8 socket, then a 3/8 to 1/2 adapter to stick it on my breaker bar. The proper tool made all the difference.Thanks for the help everyone.

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Yep it needs to come off to remove the rotor and you should be able to get them loose with 1/2 inch chrome 12pt socket if it is of quality if not then you need to get a better socket.

Ha so true

Broke my mates socket with a cheater bar .......... and didnt think I was going to get it off without breaking another one or the cheater itself ...

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