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On my 2003 avalanche the rear brake caliper bolts were pretty tight I got them broke loose with a breaker bar... Ok... But now they just spin easily in either direction but will not come out ??? I even clamped a large vicegrip on them and tapped outward with a hammer and they refuse to exit the hole but they spin easily ??? what is up with that ??? the front ones ( T-55 Torx ) just reversed out like any normal bolt in any hole ?

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