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2003 silverado what size of t wrench do i need to remove breaks

Need to know what size of torque socket to remove my front calipers on a 2003 silverado 1500 1/2 ton truck

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    what size star wrench needed to remove caliper

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It is a T-55 sometimes easy othe time a pain in the ****. You will need to turn the wheel in and throw a bar on it. Now if only I knew the torque specs for the caliper an mounting bracket...

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Most GM calipers use a T-50 or T-55. Your local auto parts store should be able to tell you for sure or let you use a gauge to check. Be sure it is a Torx style and not a metric sized allen type.

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