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Dodge ram 2500 4x4 caliper bolts won't come loose

The caliper bolts seem to be somewhat frozen. I cannot remove them to change the brake pads, rotors, etc. Help?

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They are usually loctited from the factory,you will have to heaten the bolt,use a small torch,or a good heat gun on the head of the bolt only,be very carefull not to burn the rubbers on the bolts. one of the small solder torches works well,it takes a few minutes each bolt,but you woon't burn the rubbers.

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