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Post by hutchenstein on 5/3/2011, 10:14 pm

So, I bought some brake pads and was attempting to install them myself today (I have never done this before) and was following the instructions in my Chilton guide, and came across a bolt that it appears I need a fairly large star shaped screwdriver to get out. Does anyone know where I can find one of these, or if there is another way to get the bolt out? Its the one holding the caliper so it cant flip up and off the brake pads.
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/3/2011, 10:45 pm

This is called a torx bit. Readily available at all auto parts stores, sears, lowes etc. It's probably a T-45 T-50

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Post by hutchenstein on 5/3/2011, 10:45 pm

Aight sweet, Ill have to make a run out and get one tomorrow.
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/3/2011, 10:48 pm

If your going to do much work on your car in the future you'll definitely need a set of them.

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Post by BMMC1 on 5/3/2011, 11:09 pm

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Post by Leonard 95 on 5/4/2011, 7:47 am

What I always do is just take the 2 15mm bolts holding caliper bracket off and not mess with the torx bit ones cause they are usually tight as a sob and round off.
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Post by Leonard 95 on 5/4/2011, 7:48 am

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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/4/2011, 8:33 am

Good tip.

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Post by BASixxer on 5/4/2011, 9:13 am

Yup, if you just remove the two on top, the top part of the caliper will come off, allowing you access to the pads. If he still has them, you need to get aarons pbr calipers. Great upgrade to your brakes...
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