Found 4th Dec 2009
Got dot on the drive jacked up trying to replace the brake pads... but there are two bolts holding the caliper onto the car... the top bolt has come undone but the bottom one will not move... it has been slightly rounded off so a 13mm will no longer go on without slipping.. Have tried using a half inch... no luck and then using a 12mm but that still didnt work... Theres no room to fit any type of pliers of what have you in there so what can we do?!

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o what can we do?!


buy a car that works.

black gerbil1;7105431

buy a car that works.


loool

http://www.chertseytoolhire.co.uk/images/Stilsons.jpg WILL A SMALL PAIR OF THESE FIT?
ALWAYS WORK AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET THE STILLIES ON THE NUT

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black gerbil1;7105431

buy a car that works.



It works... Im just replacing the pads...

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raptorcigs;7105493

WILL A SMALL PAIR OF THESE FIT?ALWAYS WORK AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET THE … WILL A SMALL PAIR OF THESE FIT?ALWAYS WORK AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET THE STILLIES ON THE NUT



Nope... cant get them in thats the thing

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mikebike;7105463

Found this … Found this link......http://www.classic-car-magazine.co.uk/articles/how_to_remove_seized_nuts_bolts.html



Just read that before.. Nothing we havent tried except the impact wrench

try a socket you might have to whack it on though.

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i had a problem like this before, your gonna have get a smaller socket and whack it on with a hammer, then ur gonna have replace that bolt.

Could you not try and "pack" the spanner using something like bits of a tin can cut to size ??

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seanbwfc;7105668

i had a problem like this before, your gonna have get a smaller socket … i had a problem like this before, your gonna have get a smaller socket and whack it on with a hammer, then ur gonna have replace that bolt.



Yeah... not bummed about this bolt.. just want it on... Thats what there doing now... hammering a 12mm socket on and trying to use that

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I am so glad I don't own a car.

Good luck Dean :thumbsup:

black gerbil1;7105431

buy a car that works.



Thanks for just confirming what an imbecile you are. Some people may not have known.

if you have a blow torch handy heat the nut (protecting other parts of the break) this will help loosen the nut, also try to get a longer handle (bit of strong piping) gives you more leverage

king261;7105883

if you have a blow torch handy heat the nut (protecting other parts of … if you have a blow torch handy heat the nut (protecting other parts of the break) this will help loosen the nut, also try to get a longer handle (bit of strong piping) gives you more leverage



+1, heating the area will expand the material and help "crack" the sealed bolt, also plenty of wd40 in there

using a blow torch will melt the rubber seals in the brake cylinder .
so think about it first!
(speaking from first hand exp)
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