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Changing brake discs

Do I need any special tools to change front or rear brake discs

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    Changing front brake disc 1986 chevy k10

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    Changing front brake discs on a 1986 chevy k10

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You need 10,12,14,17 mm wrenchs or sockets, its easy , take care with fluid hoses

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