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Old 02-25-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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brake help ASAP!

ok i just took off my wheel and cant get the 2 16mm bolts off!! are they reverse threaded or whatever?? i tried right...left right again..which way do u turn?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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No, they're not reverse thread as far as I know, but brakes get very hot so they're probably seized. Try using a long spanner, apply a bit of torque to it and tap the bolt with a rubber mallet a couple of times.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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use extension to get more leverage, just make sure you dont BRAKE it
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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beak! lol ok.so far so good....now what rotors go on which side..? the one i bought are not labeled or anything...
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:24 PM   #6
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if they are regular style rotors and not slotted/cross drilled rotors then it doesnt matter...
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beak! lol ok.so far so good....now what rotors go on which side..? the one i bought are not labeled or anything...
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #8
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they are Slotted...



and give me a break for spelling brakes wrong
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make sure the top of the slotted line is pointing to the back of the car...like this )


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Old 02-25-2009, 01:33 PM   #10
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Haha..... anyone ever heard of a Breaker Bar...... When i did my brakes 2 weeks ago i put my 28" breaker bar on the caliper carrying bolts and set my cell phone on the end of it so that it would turn..... ok so not really but it was extreamly easy to break the bolt. If you plan on working on your car you should invest in one.


I think i speleed breaker wrong..... is it braker?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:05 PM   #12
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I told you so on the 16mm bolts.

They are threaded normally, righty tighty lefty loosey. Keep in mind that it is reversed since it's facing on the other side.

As for the rotors make sure that you look at the internal veins of the rotor and they should face to the REAR of the car.
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is this right?
Can't tell. Disregard the direction of the SLOTS, but instead look INSIDE at the veins.
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btw you really should have your car on jackstands, jacking from the center jack point and being under the car with the jack only is NOT a good idea. Put some stands under the left and right jack pads.
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it is on stands...i just put them on..
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i still cant tell...what veins??
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http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/faqs.shtml#16
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