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What size torx socket does it take to remove the front caliper

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SOURCE: brake caliper removal

Sometimes they use a T-50 torx bit, and sometimes they use either a 15mm or 18mm bolt, however the caliper bracket is a 21mm bolt

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 Silverado - remove front rotors

Yes the torx screw must be removed and you are right the other two threaded holes you can use two bolts screw them in there after you remove the torx and it will push the rotor off the hub and the best way to remove the torx is with a impact driver it is like a screw driver you change the bits but you hit the end with a hammer which the tool then twists and removes the srew you can find them at any tool store prolly even autozone... and if you dont use bolts to push the hub off just use a brass hammer and pound off the rotor

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: what size is the torx?

i believ it's a t 55 can't swear to it but pretty sure

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: bolt size for 96 chevy front caliper

2002 Trailblazer - 4 bolts on caliper. I loosened the top bolt with the pin, but when I try to loosen the bottom, it feels like I'm tightening it. Do I need to loosen all 4?

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: torx bit size

mine used a 45 but my dads used a 55 but sometimes you have to get a specialty one from a chevy dealership

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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