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Brake Calipers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArrowheadK5, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    What size torx socket do I need to take the caliper off the front disc? I don't have one big enough and need to buy, but don't know what size. Any other tips on getting it off safely?
    Thanks

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's a 3/8 allen socket...

    The only tip is not to hang the caliper by the brake line.

    Rene

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  3. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    thanks,
    Sucks that all hardware stores are closed on Sundays, may have to wait longer...
    [​IMG]

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  4. backlash

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    May be too late now, but should be able to get that at any parts store ..

    Yeah! Hang the caliper with a coat hanger.
     
  5. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Mine has a 9/16 bolt head on it : )
    I don't know why they ever changed it.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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