2003 GMC Safari brake pad replacement

Tiny
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  • 2003 GMC SAFARI
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
Hi, I have a problem replacing the rear pads. I wonder what the trick is to removing the 2 bolts holding the calipers?
I have a 1997 Safari and they changed the design, the bolts don't go all the way through, so there is no hole to push the bolts out to the rear, Also the bolts (12mm head) turn rather hard. They turn but will not come out. The top bolt also looks like it could hit the brake line when it is coming out?
anyone knows the trick?
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 7:09 PM

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Tiny
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Turn out the bolts 12mm ones but you may have to use a pair of needle nose vise grips to hold the caliper slide from spinning while removing bolts. The bolt that wont come all the way out just leave hanging in there.
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick reply mastertechtim, I will give it a try Tomorrow.

Well I did it with your help I was able to complete both sides in one hour Thank you !
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Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 10:02 PM

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