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Old 11-07-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default HELP!!! getting out rusted caliper bolts

my rear brakes or woen down all the way and I tried to remove the lower bolt holing the caliper on but I broke an extension trying to remove it. how can i get out rusted bolts??? need help ASAP, by the way, I used wd40 and tried pb blaster but the bolt was soooo freaking stobborn. Is there a way to maybe scrape the rust off somewhat?


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Old 11-07-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: HELP!!! getting out rusted caliper bolts (msinsky14)

PB Blaster, patience, some muscle and a breaker bar.

Or if you have access to an impact gun, that would work quite easily.

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Ah, you edited your post to include the PB Blaster & WD-40 before I posted. Patience man, just let that PB Blaster soak in; maybe even over-night. Possibly even a cheater pipe attached to a breaker bar for even more leverage. Or like I said, an impact gun.

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Should have read your post a little slower. You're having trouble on the REAR caliper bolts. Alright, I would definitely recommend heating the bolt until it glows dark red, wait until it cools down just enough (practice) and it will come out with minimal effort
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PB Blaster, patience, some muscle and a breaker bar.

Or if you have access to an impact gun, that would work quite easily.

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Ah, you edited your post to include the PB Blaster & WD-40 before I posted. Patience man, just let that PB Blaster soak in; maybe even over-night. Possibly even a cheater pipe attached to a breaker bar for even more leverage. Or like I said, an impact gun.
thats all great advice except for the impact gun part. if the bolts are rusted on theres a really good chance you will break the head of the bolt off if you use an impact gun.then you have a REALLY big problem. ive done it before quite a few times myself.

soak the crap out of the bolt with pb blaster, let it sit a while, use a long breaker bar and a pipe and it should come off. if it doesnt, hit the weights lol
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Try putting the closed end of a wrench on it
then hammer the **** out of the wrench with 1
clean shot. I use that technique a lot but
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i wouldnt use a closed end wrench, most of them are 12 point so its easier to strip the bolt head. use a 6 point socket with a long ratchet, hold the socket on there good and hammer or kick the end of the ratchet. also try tapping the bolthead lightly and respraying with pb
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Yea on a bolt that tight using a 12 pointer is asking for problems. I would just soak it in deep creep or pb blaster. And then get a 6 point socket and breaker bar and try it. If that doesnt work use a cheater bar on the breaker bar just make sure u dont come off the bolt and then ur on straight and are pushing straight down.
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Default Re: HELP!!! getting out rusted caliper bolts (msinsky14)

its been 2 weeks and I've tried everyday and the sockets just rip right off the bolts. I think I'm gonna have to heat them up, oh yea, and earlier today, my ABS failed when I was playing chicken with an SUV which I prolly shouldnt have been doing. Click the image to open in full size. but it feels so much better with no ABS system. then some old guy in a mercedes tried to chase me down. whoops, I'm not gonna do that again.
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I invested in the Craftsman socket set that is designed for stripped bolts. I love this socket set.

I recommend getting a set.
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Default Re: HELP!!! getting out rusted caliper bolts (AndyD)

am i able to remove the bolt that gets in the way while trying to remove the lower inner bolt? it comes down at an angle to the ground( soeey I dont know what it is). and does the stripped bolt set slip off rusted bolts? b/c I seem to have a grip and then suddenly, it slips right off it and it even feels like the bolt became to big...
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Default Re: HELP!!! getting out rusted caliper bolts (msinsky14)

My rear driver lower caliper bolt wouldnt budge either, remove the caliper from the mounting bracket and use a torch, mine finally broke loose.

Edit/\oops i meant remove the caliper bracket with the caliper still bolted to the bracket( remove the hose).


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I cant get the lower bolt off that allows me to remove the caliper from the bracket either. that ones rusted on pretty badly as well
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I thought u were supposed to pull the caliper from the bracket first anyways? am i right?
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It would make it easier im sure
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