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Repairing the front brakes on my truck and can not get the star head boult out of the caliper what can i do to remove it without stripping it.

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Put the star bolt remover into its socket and hit the end hard after soaking it in wd40....you wont hurt the threads or the bolt....

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With bolts removed, the caliper can be worked away from the anti-rattle clips the caliper slides on. These clips are called "hardware" and should be replaced.

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Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc 1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Shoe and Lining Removal
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