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10-02-2012 09:06 PM
kennysvt I got em changed and in stead of righty trighty it was reversed but got em removed and had to just get semi ceramic pads bc they didn't have full ceramic ones
10-02-2012 08:10 AM
6SPD_soul The caliper guide pin bolts are the 7mm allen. I did my brakes a couple weekends ago and just skipped removing those since I didn't have that 7mm on hand. Calipers moved freely and the pad were was even so I'm not concerned about those. The job might be a little easier with those out though. I believe they can be removed and greased independently if I want to do that. The only kind of tough part of the job is getting the inboard caliper seated firmly against the piston.

The caliper to wheel knuckle bolts are 15mm. Find a six point socket if you have to, but you should be able to get them out and replace the ones that need it.
10-01-2012 09:56 PM
Jaketet I changed my pads not that long ago, there was a bolt that was an odd size, 7mm I believe, which is not included in most allen sets, I had to go buy one separately. That might be the problem
09-24-2012 05:54 PM
kennysvt I will have to send pics later I had to button it up to drive it ill year it down this weekend and no I haven't and it looks like a Alan head not hex but I may be wrong
09-24-2012 05:26 PM
lanting90 Pics?
09-24-2012 05:12 PM
macdiesel Are you sure they are stripped. Even if you put a standard hex in there it will just spin. Have you hammering a bigger hex head in there?
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09-23-2012 03:30 PM
kennysvt
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Really, I got the clip back on in under 30seconds. Its straight forward, pretty easy brakes IMO.
I agree but who ever had it before me fubared it really bad
09-23-2012 03:28 PM
z28forlife Really, I got the clip back on in under 30seconds. Its straight forward, pretty easy brakes IMO.
09-23-2012 03:16 PM
kennysvt
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then you need to teach me the trick, it always takes me 10 minutes to get it back in using a needle nose



what bolts are you talking about? the 6mm allen key attaching caliper to bracket, or the ones from the caliper brackets to knuckle???
The ones holding the caliper so I can't get em off and no will have to go to ford and get new ones
09-23-2012 03:04 PM
BigRed03
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You can use vice grips to put the spring back in place easy.
then you need to teach me the trick, it always takes me 10 minutes to get it back in using a needle nose

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Ok thank u now 3 of the 4 caliper bolts r striped go figure
what bolts are you talking about? the 6mm allen key attaching caliper to bracket, or the ones from the caliper brackets to knuckle???
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