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Old 02-13-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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what size are the caliper bolts?

hey guys does anyone know the socket size for the calipers on this damn car, and how the hell are you supposed to get the rubber boots off the bolt heads, this thing is a pain in my ass.


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Old 02-13-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Don't know the size but I can guess its metric... Oh and make sure that you don't twist the boots as you will damage them. Trial and error.... after you have done one it will make sense. Also if you are compressing the piston make sure that if you twist it also that you put it back in place as otherwise the pad will not sit correctly in the caliper. If your changing the pads don't forget the anti scream sticky's that go on the back. Its trial and error as I said as I did all of these the first time. Take your time..
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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It isn't a socket...it is a metric allen wrench (not sure what size). You don't need to take the rubber part off I think it goes through the whole shaft of the caliper. That bolt slides as your pads wear down so that it is constant pressure on both pads.
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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Almost positive it's a 7mm allen. The little rubber boot has a 'tophat' that pops right off and the bolt head it underneath...
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:15 PM   #5
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you are correct it is a 7mm allen wrench
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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yup 7 mm, and YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE DUST BOOTS
and "anti scream sticky" what is that, I dont' remember that
from my brake job
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:50 PM   #7
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check out my svt rear disc brake upgrade for a regular zx3... i did instrucctions and i recorded all the socket size you need and wrench size on how to install the kit.

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http://www.turbozx3.com/howtoinstallf2brakekit.htm
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answered my question - too bad none of my 5 sets of allen wrenches comes with a dang 7mm
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