I AM CHANGING FRONT BRAKE PADS ON MY TRUCK AND ...

  • Tiny
  • mustangxxx
  • 2002 Dodge Dakota
  • 980,000 miles

I am changing front brake pads on my truck and usualy is a pretty easy job but of course this time one of the bolts that holds the caliper on the rotor. The allen head screw, is stripped how do I get it off the easiest way?

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 12:36 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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The easy way is with a socket.

If it is stripped, that is, spinning and not coming out, you will have to apply pressure to remove it and use an oversize bolt.

If the head is stripped, then use a pair of vise grips and replace the bolt.

Roy

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 12:57 AM
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Can I take off the rubber piece that is covering bolt head to be able to get vise grips around head?

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 1:04 AM

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