the caliper bolts require a 3/8" Allen wrench. You can buy these as a socket at just about any parts store.
It should be a 3/8" Allen wrench.
To replace the brake pads on a 96 Grand Am, three tools will be needed. First, a C-Clamp, then a hex key to remove the caliper bolts, and a screwdriver to work the caliper free.
THERE ARE TWO BOLTS ON EACH SIDE OF THE CALIPER REMOVE THOSE AND PULL THE CALIPER OFF
if it is the same as the 2004 then you would be looking for a 14mm or a 9/16 size
I'm pretty sure that takes a 7mm Allen key.
What size Allen socket is needed to remove bolt from caliper on 2004 ford escape
# Raise and support truck on jackstands and remove tire # Remove the brake caliper.After removing the caliper bolts suspend the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire.On front disc brakes remove the 2 caliper mounting bracket to steering knuckle bolts and detach the mounting bracket.On rear disc brakes the rotor can be removed after the caliper has been removed
You need a 3/8" allan key or hex socket - not a torx
Lug Wrench to remove tire & Wheel Socket Wrench or Hex Wrench to remove Caliper bolts Large "C" clamp to collapse caliper piston Rags, and a good spray brake cleaner
true you do not need to remove the caliper to change the brakes. how evever they are removeable. you should be able to loosen one bolt on the caliper and flip it up to remove the pads.
Remove the tire then remove the brake caliper take the pads off and replace them just like you removed them. Put the brake caliper back on you will need to bleed the brake line on the caliper add brake fluid if needed and put the tire bak on.