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How do you get the bolts off the caliper and wheel frame

How do you remove the bolts from the caliber when changing pads and rotors on a 2005 Avalanche? I can't seem to get the bolts off? Am I turning the bolt counterclock wise. It is very tight. I have also used an impact wrench and it still won't turn.

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  • wo1cardo May 23, 2009

    Thank you! That's what I thought. I took it to Just brakes in Co Spgs about a month ago. They told me I needed new brakes, Rotors, caliper and cylinders. My truck had only 60,000 miles and the original brakes with a lot of padding on the pads! I told them to just put everything back and I think they way tighten them!!! I had Pepboys put new snow tires and look at the brakes. With out removing them they told me that they still looked great and no need to change anything yet on it.

    I did spray WD40 and no pulging. I will take it in for another check and see if a mechanic can remove them.

    Thanks again, I defenitely do not want to strip it.



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If you cannot get it to turn with a impact then someone torqued the hell out of them and I would recommend taking it somewhere to get it off. You snap those bolts and that will be worse then having someone take it off for you. You are going the right way. If you want to continue to try yourself take some lubricant and spray it on the bolt and see if it will budge after waiting sometime

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    Jeremy Reddick May 23, 2009

    Not a problem, also just FYI you will most likely never have to replace your calipers. The rotors will need to be replaced after the 3rd turning of the rotors, and the cylinders will never have to be replaced either unless for some reason they go bad but you would know. Sorry for not being able to give you a better answer but dont want to see someone do more damage then good, that is why i said take it somewhere if they break something it is on them and out of there pocket not yours. Good luck and please rate



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