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post #1 of 9 Old 05-02-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Who's bright idea putting flat screw for calipers?



K wtf... tried heat, ice and vice grips on rear brake caliper screw. Anyone else manage to use the "flat" screwdriver to pull this screw out?? Mine is almost chewed at this point.
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Are you talking about the little dust cover for the pad mounting pin? Should come right out.
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Made me wonder. I did a search for 'removal of rear caliper pin' and found a shit load of info about the pins and pad R&R.
I went to the garage and tried undoing mine..Made a little snap and came loose. I wouldn't use locktite on these assys. You might want to get them undone at a later date.
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I looked at the front calipers. They have hex style nuts pinned through the pads. I'm starting to think someone broke the last and put this flat screw through.
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Slow down...

That "screw" is just a cover, a cap. The actual bolt/pin is a hex head beneath.

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Ya got it... still dumb as hell.
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Manual impact screwdriver.


I try first by hand then if it looks like I'm gonna strip it, out comes Birtha. But on brake calipers I always use it the heat makes them stick

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Manual impact screwdriver.


I try first by hand then if it looks like I'm gonna strip it, out comes Birtha. But on brake calipers I always use it the heat makes them stick
I learnt about getting the hand impact out of the tool box on some things even if the condition of the fastener looked new and clean, like Volkswagen shroud screws on air cooled engines many many solar rotations ago, often just using it as a hand screwdriver just cause the hardened bit is always a good fit to the slot



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Ya got it... still dumb as hell.
I agree, absolutely. I'd rather have a rubber plug in that spot or just thread the whole damned thing like the front calipers.

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