What size is the caliper mounting bolt?

What size is the caliper mounting bolt?

The thread size, pitch, and length for the Caliper bracket bolts (2) are 14MM x 1.75 x 45mm. The thread size, pitch, and length for the bearing assembly bolts (3) are 14MM x 1.50 x 45mm.

What size socket do I need for a brake caliper?

Hand Tools You at least need a set of 3/8″ (drive size) sockets set with sizes 8-19mm. Some vehicles use Allen or Torx bits for the caliper guide pins.

What size allen key do I need to remove brake calipers?

Should be a 3/8″ Allen wrench to fit your calipers. That’s the size GM used for many years on their disk brake systems.

What is the torque on the brake caliper bolts?

Over torquing the caliper guide pin bolts: Caliper guide pin bolts typically need a 13mm wrench to remove. It is a rookie mistake to go nuts on these bolts and break the heads off. Typically these bolts require only 25- to 35-ft/lbs of torque. Be gentle!

Can you use white lithium grease on caliper pins?

You don’t have to remove the guide or lock pins to do this, but if you do, don’t use white lithium on them. You’ll need high-temperature grease specifically formulated for use with the calipers.

How tight should caliper bracket bolts be?

The front brake caliper bracket should be tightened to 70 ft/lbs and the rear should tightened 85 ft/lbs. The caliper bolts have a torque spec of 44 ft/lbs and 23 ft/lbs in the rear.

What is caliper brake?

A caliper is part of the disc brake system, the type most cars have in their front brakes. The brake caliper houses your car’s brake pads and pistons. When you push the brake pedal, brake fluid creates pressure on pistons in the brake caliper, forcing the pads against the brake rotor and slowing your car.

Should you torque caliper bolts?

Do you need to torque caliper bolts? The only bolts that you need to be careful about are the caliper bracket bolts and they just need to be tight. Torque wrenches may seem like a luxury you don’t need, but they are actually used for a very specific, very important reason.

Why are rear brake caliper bolts hard to remove?

The caliper bolts often rust in place making them extremely difficult to remove. I snapped the head off of one trying to remove it, which required most of the suspension to be disassembled to remove the cast spindle to drill out the bolt. When I replace the bolts I cover them with anti-seize now to prevent this from happening again.

What do you use to tie brake pads on Dodge Ram?

The use of a rubber snubber, wire hanger, or bungie strap are popular methods of tying the caliper up and out of the way without damaging the brake line. The rear brakes on the 2nd Generation Ram are of a drum design and are a bit more complex than contemporary disc brakes.

How can I get rear brake bolts off?

To get those rear bolts off, I used my M14, 1/2″ mini breaker and a floor jack to apply some hydraulic pressure. Works like a charm. a bit of heat never hurts either. I have found that loosens them up enough to make the job easier.

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