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How to remove a stripped hex head caliper bolt

#1 problem : 3/8" hexhead caliper bolt is frozen and hex head is stripped. #2 problem: frozen caliper bolt sheared off while trying to remove brake caliper. the threaded part of bolt is still intact in the threaded part of caliper.

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SOURCE: caliper pins for brakes on 2003 chevy t50 is to small t55 to big

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SOURCE: need hex size for front brake caliper bolts

3/8 alen wrench is what I used.

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SOURCE: chevy s10 brake caliper

Hey zach, no they are not reverse thread. They are most likely just very tight from the heat and cool cycles they go thru. Put your wrench on them and give it a few sharp raps with a ball peen hammer. That should break them loose enough to finish with the wrench.

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SOURCE: steering knuckle - the treads where stripped for caliper bolt

Yes, that can be repaired. You will need a helicoil kit, available at most parts stores. generally the kit includes a drill bit, about ten coils and an install tool. If I remember correctly it is about $30. Your other option is to find a knuckle in a local scrapyard (likely the same price as the helicoil kit)

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