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Old 08-04-2011, 08:55 PM
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today was the start of fixing my brakes. between the wife and the guy i got this ram from, the front end was pretty botched up. the project came to a halt as the caliper bracket bolts literally wouldnt budge. the pads were none existant. Im replacing rotors and calipers.

this is a pic of the nasty old rotor, the back side of which litterally is falling apart

notice the pads, completly gone

and the red arrows are pointing to the caliper bracket bolts... which wont budge. the impact almost rounded one shortly after this pic


since the repairs are put on hold due to these stupid 13/16th bolts there will be more to come on this thread. ill turn it into a how to as i progress with this repair
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I can hear it now...."S-C-R-E-E-T-C-H"!!!!
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well it actually was more of a sound akin to a disk grinder..... or a metal dremel bit... ha. i work all weekend, and i have monday and tuesday off so hopefully ill complete this and then ill have the how to put up with full pics. until then... does anyone have an idea or 5 on how to break those stubborn 13/16th bracket bolts free? there soaking in penatrating fluid but any other ideas would be awesome... short of snapping em and drilling them out
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big breaker bar and penetrating lube, let it work in...sounds like your doing that. Do you have an impact wrench? Last option before cutting would be heating it with a torch. Someone else can verify but I would think you would want to concentrate heat on the BRACKET, not the bolt, that way the bracket will expand when hot, and while hot you can back the bolt out. Obviously the bolt will get hot too, but try to concentrate heat on the bracket symmetrically around the bolt. Be careful and use common sense. I've also heard of some other product that cools the bolt and shrinks it slightly so you can back it out, I think it's called "......something ice" ...maybe someone will know what it is, I've never used it just saw it on like horsepower or trucks or something on tv.
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First came the breaker bar then the impact. Nothing. I applied penetrating fluid front and back and sat back with my buddy and had a beer while it soaked in. Nothing. Wont budge and the impact is attempting to round the bolt. So we stopped. If that freeze stuff is a real deal someone lemme know. A torch might be my last resort but its all good cause my new caliper has a new bracket
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A torch might be my last resort but its all good cause my new caliper has a new bracket
If that's the case then just try heating, and if it doesn't work stop screwing around already and cut it! lol
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It may come to it but I'd like to avoid it if at all possible as part of the bolt will still be stuck inside the part of the hub that bracket mounts to.
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Yeah, The excessive heat probably practically forged the bolts to the caliper brackets....that stuff can be a real pain.
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Exactly my thoughts. Funny tho the new caliper has bolts to mount to the bracket but go figure the new one lacks the bolts for the bracket to the hub.
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