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Old 07-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Help! Sheered off chrome Caliper bolt


I have just finished replacing both my rear discs (rotors) and pads and have come unstuck when putting the caliper back on!!

I was accidentally trying to torque up the long chrome bolts that hold the caliper in place by far too much. As a result one of the bolts sheered. Luckily the caliper is fine and Ive got 2 new bolts on order but the thread from the snapped bolt is stuck in the brake pad carrier.

I need to drill this bolt out without damaging the carrier which costs over 100.

Whats the best way to do this?

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Old 07-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Not to worry.

I did something right!!
I put copper grease on the bolt before it sheered so I was able to unscrew it by grabbing the part of the bolt sticking out with needle nose pliers and screwing it out.
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