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What size tools do i need to take of front caliper

What size tool do i need to take of front caliper

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What kind of car first of all...and I would guess u are gonna need something in metric since most new cars are metric sizes. if metric doesn't seem to fit then try american sizes..and just to make sure in case a ratchet and socket can't do it ..then a box wrench or open end wrench..both metric of course..

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