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Can you tell me what type and size wrench is required to remove the 2 bolts that holds the caliper together that needs to come out to replace the pads. 1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4. Thank you in advance.

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I work on these all the time, i belive its 14mm . hope this helps.

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