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Can not get real brake caliper off on 2001 Chevy Tahoe. Mounting bolts will not come out of caliper housing. How do I get the bolts out so the caliper will slide out?

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  • gbeach1 Sep 07, 2009

    Will caliper mounting bolts come out of caliper or remain in the caliper?

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This is a common problem I see alot with caliper slides that are not greased. try a serious rust penetant like pb blaster. if not only option is a heat source like oxy acetiline toarch. heat till cherry red and a hammer. once its out you have to remove all the rust buld up and ue a anti seiasing compound or caliper grease to prevent it from coming back.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

  • Xander  Kravitz
    Xander Kravitz Sep 07, 2009

    they should come out, if not, try the caliper support bolts, also make sure the parking brake is not engaged i dont remember how it is set up on that model

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