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post #1 of 25 Old 03-26-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Caliper Bolts...F**ked things up good this time

Uggggggggggggggggggh!!!!! So I just stripped out both the bolts on one of my calipers trying to get them off and have no idea what to do. I'm not sure if I was hulked up when I put them on last or I had the wrong setting on the torque wrench but they would not break free. Not having the most patience in the world, I tried to force one of them out and fucking rounded off the inside of the bolt and the stupid star shaped allen socket attachment. And when I say rounded....I mean like circular; no flat edges for anything to be able to get a grip on. So instead of just walking away and regaining my composure, I tried to remove the second bolt.....not a smart move because the result was the same. They were questionable last time and I should have replaced them.....lesson learned.

Tried drilling one of the bolts to use an easy out and the easy out just snapped off inside of the bolt so thats fucking sweet. The bolts are so tight in the forks I cant see how I can get enough leverage on the easy out to break them free.

Not really sure what to do here....any help would be greatly appreciated.
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if you have any Torx bits you can try hammering a torx bit slightly larger into it and backing it out... i wonder if you can heat it up anyway with out damaging anything....
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Hmm I think a trip to the machine shop might be in your future.
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if you have any Torx bits you can try hammering a torx bit slightly larger into it and backing it out... i wonder if you can heat it up anyway with out damaging anything....

Tried with the bigger torx bit but no luck....this is starting to piss me off. I'm thinking of dremeling flat edges on the head of the bolt and trying that with a wrench but I dont think there is enough "meat" on the head of the bolt to grab onto.

Is there like a super penetrating liquid that might help things out a little bit? I know liquid wrench but wondering if there might be anything stronger to help out from the inside of the threads. Gahhhh!
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The best way to remove it now would be with a hammer,and a sharp chisel. You need to hit it in the direction needed to loosen it. Mike.
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Hmm I think a trip to the machine shop might be in your future.
Absolutely! I would take it to a machine shop before you do any more damage.

Sh*t happens. Don't make it worse using the wrong tools. My
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Craftsman makes a bolt/nut extractor kit....thats what I used on my caliper bolt...it looks like a nut with these spiral cut teeth...just hammer it on and use a wrench to get it out.....

Garth I tried the torx also....but no worky....heres what it looks like
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