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Brake removal question
Posted 24 October 2004 - 09:19 PM
Everything went well until I was trying to remove the rear calliper brackets. The callipers were easy to remove but I could only remove the top bolt off the calliper bracket as the bottom bolt was blocked. I tried various extensions that I had, also using a long socket but I just couldn't get to the bolt. I feel that it should be very simple and I'm missing something here. Anyone have any suggestions? I would like to turn the rear rotors as I am getting a some vibration from them.
The other thing is that I did not realise that the OBW front callipers were dual piston ones. This is the first vehicle that I own that has them. The pads seem to be wearing very evenly at this point. Very pleased with subie brakes.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 01:47 AM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 11:37 AM
Soak in WD40 or similar. At least twenty minutes, then tap lightly with a hammer and try again...
Posted 25 October 2004 - 12:23 PM
I agree that the uni-joint is not to be used for breaking bolts and nuts loose!
How far a drive is it for you to come to Copenhagen??????
Posted 25 October 2004 - 03:40 PM
Have you tried a box-end, or ring, wrench? Those work well in low-clearance spaces.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 06:51 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 08:08 PM
I do remember some bolts on the rear brakes being impossible to remove with sockets, at least the limited assortment of sockets I have. I always resort to a wrench and a hammer.
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