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I am having trouble changing the brake pads on my 96 Bonneville, the caliper has no bolts on the back in keeping it on the hub, so i am stumped on getting the caliper off so i can change the pads

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  • egloss2002 May 16, 2010

    so it is like a a reverse socket tnen? meaning i will need a certain tool to get it done,

  • egloss2002 May 16, 2010

    so it is like a a reverse socket tnen? meaning i will need a certain tool to get it done,

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Look on the inside ends of the sliders. Instead of Hex heads it will have either torque-heads or allen-head.
There may be dirt inside the opening and you'll need to clean it out to see it.

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Most have allen head socket that is inside a rubber boot.They are only threaded on the socket end and the rest of the bolt acts like a pin.Well hope this helps and good luck.

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  • dogwood32 May 16, 2010

    Yes....you can check with your local parts store and they would be able to tell you what size.Either socket(allen) wrench or Hex socket that you can put on a ratchet.

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