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Difficulty replacing rear calipers

2002 buick park avenue
The rear disc brakes look differnt than the front ones. I need to chance the brake pade on the rear of the car. I gat as far as removing the bottom bolt on the caliper but i can't see how to remove the top one. After removing the bottom bolt does the top stay in place and the caliper rotates like in an arc motion to do th e pad work

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Put the bottom bolt back in finger tight and loosen the top one will stop the caliper from rotating up

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