I have tryed to loosen the top and bottom bolts on the caliper but it seems as if these to bolts are just guides for the caliper to run on. Do i need to take the whole thing off the back I meen the whole brake caliper and housing assyembly. On my ford and other trucks the caliper just loosen the top and remove the bottom bolt and the carriers swings out and you can change the pads fast but on this truck i am puzzled please help thanks
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Jack, wheel wrench, socket set, large screw driver, pair of pliers or grips. Lithium grease for the pins. Watch all of these videos.
Try an open-ended wrench (on my 2001 Yukon XL on the rear, it was a 5/8") that is just inside the bolt head (bolt retainer) on the caliper -both top and bottom bolt. If you have that same config, the bolt retainer is just spinning when you are turning the bolt head. The wrench will allow you to put leverage on the retainer, and the bolt will come out quickly, as it is a short bolt.
The problem may be with the rubber hose to the caliper. I have seen them come appart inside. You can check it by loosening the hose at the caliper, using a flat screwdriver compress the pad. If it moves free it is the hose. Good Luck.
The bolts pull out after being unscrewed Rock the caliper back and forth to release the pads and caliper assy. from the anchor assy. If you are removing the rotors to be cut then you have to remove the larger bolts holding the anchor bracket . TIP the piston on the the LEFT side is turned clockwise to collapse BUT the piston on the RIGHT side is turned COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
First remove the cap off the master cylinder. Push in the piston on one caliper with a c clamp, or pry it back between the pad and rotor with a prybar. Then remove the 2 bolts on the caliper itself. Replace pads.Go to other side, repeat sequence