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What torx do I use on a 1997 ford explorer front caliper bolts for brake removal?

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  • david007222 May 23, 2009

    it says in the haynes repair manual to use a torx but does not specify

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You could goto ur nearest Ford parts dealer and ask them if metric or standard torx were used and what size.

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Use an Allan Wrench

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