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Stuck allen screws on 2000 silverado front brakes

I am trying to do my front brakes on a 2000 chevy silverado. i can not seem to loosen the allen screws on the caliper. does any body have any good ideas how to loosen these screws without breaking them , thus causing more headaches for me....... please help!!!!!!!!!!!

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Remember that the screw faces away from you so when facing the wheel you will turn it clockwise. Try using penitrating fluid and put a pipe on the Ratchet or allen wrench to give added leverage to help break it loose. They are tough bolts so dont worry.

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Cut down a bolt so that the threaded bit sits inside the hole in the hex bolt place a washer between the head of the bolt and the top of the hex bolt.

Put a support behind the caliper so that any energy you use is not wasted

Use a bit of masking tape to hold it in position and give it a couple of sharp hard hits to the top of the threaded bolt

Try to crack it open

If not then you need to apply some to the area heat using a small blow torch, do not go wild as you can end up cooking the cylinder rubbers

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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    Tom Jun 20, 2009

    Yes they are tough but they also round out quite easily unless the allen key is a really good fit



    That is the last thing you need to happen because you cannot drill them out.



    Release oil will only work if there is a gap for it to penetrate into hence whacking the top of the hex heads to try and shock the head and the thread loose.

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