Help me before I go insane. Please!
I have a 1993 Chevy Caprice Classic. I am working on changing the pads on my front brakes. One side completed successfully. On the other, I was able to remove the top caliper bolt (The bolt is removed with a 3/8 Allen bit and socket wrench) but the bottom one is stuck.
Here is what I tried so far.
-Used the bit with a socket wrench (no dice)
-Held in the socket wrench while hitting the end with a hammer (no love)
-Soaked the area in PB overnight (nada)
-Used a breaker bar with the bit (ended up stripping the inside of the bolt)
-Hammered the area of the caliper where the bolt is frozen (aside from removing dirt, it's still in there)
-Heated the bolt-threads with a blow torch, then tried a Vise Grip on the outside (stripped the outside of the bolt)
I'm not sure what else there is to do and I am desperately looking for ideas. One thought I had was to use a sidecut saw to slice through the pin in a couple of areas to get it off.
DO you think that is the best approach? Any other ideas? I MUST get this off!
Thanks in advance!
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 AT 1:10 AM