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Re: Caliper Bracket bolt - TOUGH
Posted by southsaab [Email] (#2143) [Profile/Gallery] (more from southsaab) on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:19:23

In Reply to: Caliper Bracket bolt - TOUGH, Itsasaab [Profile/Gallery] , Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:06:35
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Had same problem with my '04. If you haven't rounded off the head, heat will help, but getting a torch flame near the head is difficult to control. I like Bernie's idea of the soldering iron, slower but controllable. Cheap impact way is to get a long breaker with the socket attached, and bang on it with a heavy hammer. That will either loosen it or ruin the bolt head by rounding it off. If it rounds off, probably have to be cut off. Luckily, I only had one bolt that was heavy on the loctite, but I did eventually have to cut it, and replace both bolt and holder. Annoying, but not catastrophic.

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