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How to get caliper bolts off?

Postby ecl27 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:57 am

Anyone have any tips on getting the caliper mounting bolts off? Just can't seem to get enough leverage to unbolt them.

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Postby quachj » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:03 am

torque wrench and wd-40 the crap out of it

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Postby himynameisdaniel » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:14 am

If your rotors\pads have not been serviced since brand new. you will find that Mitsubishi has used a form of thread lock from factory. this will become evident when you finally take the bolt off you may see some dry red paste on the threads.

best thing is shop air.
otherwise you will need massive amounts of torque and penetrating oils.

I came pretty close to stripping a bolt. I thought I had it and then somehow went on a bit of an angle and whoops.

I'll replace it next time..

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Postby lantourismo » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:24 am

himynameisdaniel wrote:If your rotorspads have not been serviced since brand new. you will find that Mitsubishi has used a form of thread lock from factory. this will become evident when you finally take the bolt off you may see some dry red paste on the threads. best thing is shop air. otherwise you will need massive amounts of torque and penetrating oils. I came pretty close to stripping a bolt. I thought I had it and then somehow went on a bit of an angle and whoops. Ill replace it next time..


Thanks for that info It will come in handy

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Postby zedd82 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:22 am

A rattle gun is by far the easiest way to do it. Just make sure you have the air pressure set high enough when you're undoing the bolts.
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Postby Speedie » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:53 am

don't use a torque wrench cause it will wreck it (not designed for removing bolts). If you don't have an air compressor then the Ryobi 1/2in rattle gun is the next best thing, or if you have the cash milwaukee.
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Postby ecl27 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:00 pm

Thanks guy! I guess I'll hunt for a impact wrench then.


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