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#1 Dean3988

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

Got dot on the drive jacked up trying to replace the brake pads... but there are two bolts holding the caliper onto the car... the top bolt has come undone but the bottom one will not move... it has been slightly rounded off so a 13mm will no longer go on without slipping.. Have tried using a half inch... no luck and then using a 12mm but that still didnt work... Theres no room to fit any type of pliers of what have you in there so what can we do?!

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#2 RickyBobby

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:03 PM

Is there any way you can heat the bolt up? May help loosen it a bit...

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:48 PM

Got dot on the drive jacked up trying to replace the brake pads... but there are two bolts holding the caliper onto the car... the top bolt has come undone but the bottom one will not move... it has been slightly rounded off so a 13mm will no longer go on without slipping.. Have tried using a half inch... no luck and then using a 12mm but that still didnt work... Theres no room to fit any type of pliers of what have you in there so what can we do?!

If you get a socket with plenty of splines in it 13mm or if that slips bang a12 mm on and it will work,and heat it up if possible first ;)

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

Is there any way you can heat the bolt up? May help loosen it a bit...


that would make it stiffer the bolt would expand

Best bet i think mate is to put it back together take it to a garage get them to do it and act like you never touched it :ph34r:

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:38 PM

that would make it stiffer the bolt would expand

Best bet i think mate is to put it back together take it to a garage get them to do it and act like you never touched it :ph34r:


heating the area around the bolt will help when trying to remove it, dont heat the bolt itself.

another thing, if you are trying to remove a very tight bolt that you think may round off - throw away your spanners and bi-hex sockets. the best fit on a hex bolt is a 6 point single hex socket. this drives on the flats rather than the corners.

if all else fails then there are special sockets for removing bolts with worn or damaged heads.

just read your post again - there is no room to get in with anything else. dont mean to insult your intelligence but are you working with the wheels on full lock?

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:56 AM

heating the area around the bolt will help when trying to remove it, dont heat the bolt itself.

another thing, if you are trying to remove a very tight bolt that you think may round off - throw away your spanners and bi-hex sockets. the best fit on a hex bolt is a 6 point single hex socket. this drives on the flats rather than the corners.

if all else fails then there are special sockets for removing bolts with worn or damaged heads.

just read your post again - there is no room to get in with anything else. dont mean to insult your intelligence but are you working with the wheels on full lock?


Yeap.. Wheels were on full lock.. its just the way the calipers are... Theres not much room to fit a wrench in...

Anyway.. managed to get the bolt out by hammering on a 12mm and then a shiteee load of man power haha

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:06 PM

Yeap.. Wheels were on full lock.. its just the way the calipers are... Theres not much room to fit a wrench in...

Anyway.. managed to get the bolt out by hammering on a 12mm and then a shiteee load of man power haha


glad you got it sorted in the end, now you just need a new bolt :lol:

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