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Can not get rear break caliper off on 2001 Tahoe. Mounting bolts will not come out of caliper to caliper will not slide off.

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  • gbeach1 Sep 07, 2009

    Loose and will not come out of the caliper. Are they supposed to come completely out of the caliper or just enough to allow caliper to slid off rotor?

  • gbeach1 Sep 07, 2009

    loose and will not come out of caliper

  • gbeach1 Sep 07, 2009

    Where bolts go into caliper is not open to allow me to use punch to push them through. Will try vice grips and tapping cause I can't get a thin flat screwdriver head between caliper and head of the bolt.

  • andy421 May 11, 2010

    Are the bolts so tight you cannot loosen them or they are loose and will not come out of the caliper?

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You should be able to use a punch on the end of those bolts and tap them out from the other end. the bolts go all the way through the caliper. The bolts have a 3" smooth shaft below the threads that hold the pads in plce. This can become worn or notched and difficult to get the bolt out. You may also try prying on the head or clamping the head of the bolt with vise-grips and tapping it out. I know there is not much room to do this. Good Luck.

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Did you use a c-clamp to decompress caliper?thats the first step to fixing brakes make sure you pull brake fluid cap to let excess back into reservoir.c-clamp if big enough should fit over assembly then put screw part on front brake shoe and start screwing in!!that should do the trick!!! :) amtnng

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If the mounting bolts will not come off,buy a complete rebuilt caliper with mounting bracket and hardware. Check that the hardware contains new mounting bolts.
Cut bolts off with a high speed metal cutting disk and remove caliper.
When installing new caliper always use thread lock on all mounting bolts.
Bleed system with new fresh brake fluid and you are done!

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