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What size wrench to use to remove brake calliper

I am attempting to change my breaks and I can not get the callipers off. What am I doing wrong and what do i need to get them off? Thanks for all your time.

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    what size allen hex fits

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Hi

If we're talking front calipers then lot of Fords have allen bolts holding the calipers in place rather than conventional bolts.

There's two on each caliper, and each one is inside a deep rubber sleeve with a plastic pop out cap on them (if the caps are still there of course!), so basically, you need to pop the plastic caps out of the rubber sleeves and then find an allen (hex) key to fit the allen bolts, and then you're good to go, but you'll need a longish handle on the hex key and get some anti-sieze spray on there because the slides may put up a fight.

Very best regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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