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How do you get the caliber bolts off to remove the calibers and the pads. There are rubber pieces that seem to have to be removed to get to the bolts. How do you remove them? Are there allen screws under them?

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There are either allen screws or torx bolts,usually the later. Get the proper socket type at a local automotive store. Then all you need is a good ratchet & remove the bolts, spread the pads with a flat screwdriver & pull the caliper off. Good luck!

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