On GM model cars I know you use a Torx socket. You can purchase them at Checker Auto Parts.
On my 2004 c1500 Chevy 2wd the torx socket size is 55. But they are frozen. i could not even get them loose with an air impact. I guess I will try heating it with a torch and hope I don't fry the brake caliper seal.
They are held in place on GM and Oldsmobile with a Torx T-55 bolt. The bolt is held in place with the red colored Loctite, so it will take a good deal of force to remove it, or gentle tapping combined with heat. (A 4' breaker bar worked on my 92 olds.)
The spindle/caliper bracket is threaded.
Remove wheel Re-install 2 lug bolts to hold rotor in place Remove flexible brake line Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
It depends on the vehicle, some vehicles have star headed bolts, some have just regular hex head bolts different sizes, that hold the caliper over the rotor. All you have to do is remove the two bolts that hold the caliper, and then lift the caliper off of the rotor gently.
first remove the wheel,then remove the brake caliper,then the caliper mounting bracket.then you need to remove the rotor which should just slide off.then you need to remove the axle spindle nut which is in the center of the rotor,then you need to separate the strut from the back of the spindle by removing the two bolts holding it.once you separate the spindle from the strut then there are three bolts that hold the hub in place that you need to take out from the back side of the hub.you will have to slide the axle in a little bit in order to reach these bolts.once you get these bolts out you will have to gently tap on the hub from the back to get it to come free of the spindle housing. then do the reverse to put it back together.
"Caliper anchor bolts" hold the brake caliper on, they require a 3/8" Allen wrench to remove.
Remove wheels re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove brake line from caliper Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
Remove wheel, remove the two bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket, use a C-clamp to compress the piston back into the back caliper and then remove from the rotor.
there should be four bolts on the back of the calipers two of them should hold the pads and the other should hold the caliper remove the pad holder first and then the caliper.
Remove wheel Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove flexible brake line Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
Jack up the car and take off the tire. After the tire has been removed, decompress the brake caliper and remove the brake shoes. Remove the 2 bolts attaching the caliper and remove the caliper. There are 2 more bolts left, they hold the caliper mount on. Remove those 2 and the Rotors wil come right off
Most vehicles Remove wheels Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
The bolts that hold the brake caliber in place.
Remove wheels Re-inatall 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove 2 caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
simply remove the bolts that hold the caliper and pads on......then there are two 15 or 16 mm bolts that hold a bracket on...remove these...After the caliper,pads,and this bracket are out of the way, simply pull the rotor off....To replace it just reverse the steps...
The caliper bolts are 5/8" and should be torqued to 70 foot pounds when re-mounting.
TO CHANGE THE WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE WHEEL THEN LOOSEN THE SPINDLE NUT. REMOVE THE BRAKE CALIPER AND BRAKE ROTOR, ON THE BACK OF THE BEARING ASSEMBLY REMOVE THE THREE BOLTS THAT HOLD IT IN PLACE. UNPLUG THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR IF APPLICIBLE. REMOVE THE SPINDLE NUT. THATS THE BEST I CAN REMEMBER, ITS BEEN A WHILE.
to remove the spindle and four bolts hold the bearing assembly to the "A" frame. remove the wheel, remove the control arm, remove the lower "A" frame , and remove the CV axle. then you will have acess to the 4 bolts that hold the bearing assembly. you will have to buy the whole assembly.
The bolts that hold the caliper in place on a 1997 Catera are 3/4 inch. The bolts that hold the caliper together are 7/16 inch. Probably the same hardware.
* Loosen the wheel lug nuts,raise the car and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the wheel and install the lug nuts to hold rotor in place * Remove the brake caliper dont disconnect the brake hose from the caliper.After removeing the caliper bolts suspend the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire * Remove the brake pads then remove the two caliper mounting bracket bolts and detach the mounting bracket * Remove the lug nuts which you installed to hold the rotor into place and remove the rotor from the hub
Remove wheels Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place' Disconnect flexible brake line Remove 2 caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor
there should be 2 bolts which hold the brake caliper on the rotor u will need to remove them to remove the caliper then just use a screwdriver to pop the pads off the caliper u will also need a C clamp to compress the piston back in the caliper or u will not be able the replace the caliper on the rotor
After the wheels are removed ,remove two bolts that hold the caliper on and remove caliper.Then remove two bolts that hold the caliper mounting bracket.Then you need to remove the axle bolts on the end of the hub and slid axle out.There is a nut with 4 slots in it that hold the hub and rotor on you need a spindle socket to remove.I picked one up at Napa the part number is 3195 . After you remove nut I will slide right off,be ready to catch the outer wheel bearing as you slide it off.There are eight bolts that hold the rotor to the hub after removing give it a little tap to break apart.Oh ya block your truck and leave parking brake off or wouldn't get the rotor and hub off. Good luck............I just did mine today.
caliper bolts are the two bolts that hold a brake caliper to the caliper mounting bracket. On both the front and rear of the vehicle (unless has rear drum brakes) the bolts have rubber boots around them working as slide pins.
remove tire remove two bolts that hold the caliper on the inside of the rotor lift the caliper off then the rotor just slides off it may be stiff so you can tap it with a soft mallet
Remove wheels Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove flexible brake lines Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor