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Old 03-17-2011, 08:54 PM
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I was trying to change the brake pads last night but the brake calipers mounting bolts wouldn't budge. I've never seen bolts on that tight. I am assuming there is probably loc-tite or similar on them since they've never been removed before. I've worked on brakes before but have never seen anything like this. It looks like too tight of a spot to get a torque wrench back there. right now it's soaking in PB Blaster, but I have rarely had success with that. Anyone seen anything like this or have any suggestions? thanks
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:24 PM
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Hmmmm well if it's never been changed could just be really seized on there. You did a good thing soaking it in a penetrating oil. Let that sit for 24 hours maybe get a couple more sprays at it. I find that an impact gun running of an air compresser does the trick great never had a problem with mine. If you can't get a hold of an impact maybe just try torching the bolts a bit so they get hot maybe they will budge afterwards.

Hope this helps some what. Good luck.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:43 PM
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Same thing happened to mine i tried heat, oil and impact gun and nothing worked i also think mine was never changed and as time went by it got seized there, 2 different shops tried to get it out and couldnt, sO let me know if anything works for you!
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Thats odd..For me a 6 foot breaker bar always works. Either that or it'll snap the bolt
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:03 PM
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I've had problems with bolts before, as paul said try a touch if you have access to one(think of the torch a plumber would use if they came to fix pipes at your house).

Try tightening the bolt rather then loosening it, just enough to get it moving****No more then 1 cm or 2MAX*******. Then back off and try loosening it.

last option is to get a long hollow bar, put it over your wrench or ratchet and flex your muscle, it will come free
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