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What size allen wrench do i needto change front disc brake pads?

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You shouldn't need to remove the calipers altogether just to replace the pads. You have remove the split pins or retaining springs on the old pads, then prize back the caliper pistons enough to remove them. Then push the pistons back some more enough to get the new pads in. Then reassemble and test.

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the allen wrench bolts should be the correct bolts to remove brake caliper to allow access to pads.


hint: there will be only two bolts to remove and they will be the same maybe different lengths

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buy a set of the torque bits they come in sets of 4 or 5

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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?

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1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
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