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My caliper pin bolt is rounded off and I cannot remove from dodge caravan 1999. We tried with special wrentches and vice grip wrench. Bolt remains unmoved.

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my caliper pin bolt is - 0589132_160_cc_v1_m56577569830639693.jpg I had the same problem and here is what I did: I cut a way the rubber to show more of the pin and then bought a set of extractor bits from Canadian Tire and used the proper size and it came right out . Thease sets are for sure avilable in the USA. It cost $29.99 and then I returned the set so it ended up costind $0.00

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If you have access to heat torch or cutting wheel if you cut the head of the bolt off.then take the other bolt off counter clockwise .You should be able to lift caliper on one side.if it clears the pads as you swing it up or down depending what bolt wont come off.then slide it back exposing the remaining bolt.this should make it easier to remove bolt.counter clockwise.

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Spray some WD_40 spray and let it be for a while.this will loosen the bolt that is tightened due to rust or something else.after half an hour it will easily get removed.

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Your only solution is to drill the bolt out and try to use an easy out bolt extractor, there is no other way.

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