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How do i remove the rear brake caliper, do i need a special tool?

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No you shouldnt need special tool.Look close at caliper there are rubber caps covering bolts that secure it.somtimes it hard to see if caliper is dirty so clean and take a look.they are usally allen keys or metric bolts.

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