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Can't remove the bolts from the front calipers.

I sprayed the bolts with WD40 and I also let it sit overnight but they still will not budge. It's been a while since I actually worked on a car. I'm not even sure if I'm turning the bolts the correct way. I really can't afford to take it to the shop either. any ideas?


E from Chicago

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  • edeltoro May 23, 2009

    I was always leery of using a torch on a car but I will give it a try. Thank you very much for your advice.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    righty tighty lefty loosie :D

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    add some heat with a torch (not to the bolt - to the calliper).

    then use a hammer wrench to break the bolt free.



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I have had very good luck with a product called PB2 from the parts store. It comes in a yellow can. Spray the bolt and hit it straight on the end as you spray it. Tap it and let the product soak in. Wiggle it back and forth. It will come off in the CCW direction.

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