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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    I need to put new rotors on my 94 Cutlass Supreme. The bolts holding the brake caliper bracket on take some kind of large star shaped socket it looks like. Can someone tell me exactly what size/type it is?

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    Torx T60.

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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    The T60 bit usually requires a 1/2" wrench. I dont have any 1/2" stuff, so I had to buy a half to 3/8" reducer.
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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    Thanks guys. Picked one up at Autozone & will do it tomorrow.

    I have a set of Torx sockets, but none that big.

    Thanks again,
    Vince

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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    I've always used 1/2" drive T60 with a breaker bar AND a pole about 2 feet long. And if that doesn't break it, then use a little heat persuasion.
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    mine are rusted as hell. I'm doing that this summer at some point. It's gonna be a bitch to get off. I had a hell of a time just loosening them to see if it was possible. lol [/u]
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    Get some of that super industrial wd40-like crap that'll eat through your paint in like 2 seconds. I forget what it's called, I got a can of it in the garage though.
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    Liquid Wrench is good stuff for that


    WD-40 works on some stuff, but on some bolts it doesn't do shit.
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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    i still dont understand how liquid wrench works. it seems like there is no space for the liquid to get onto the threads when its tighten in so far. eh...never used it myself.

    T-60 with 1/2" breaker bar. does the trick. just make sure you tighten the bolts back to proper spec or else youll have some problems like DaveFromColorado did!
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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    Just tried to get them loose and couldn't. Soaked them with PB Blaster, used a 1/2" breaker, mallet, and even heated them. No luck. Any suggestions?

    Oh yeah. I decided to rotate the tires while I was at it & broke on wheel stud on the rear. I am really beginning to hate this car....

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    I use CRC for pentrating oil. I have found that it works best for breaking up rust and loosing rusty stuff up. I would soak the T60 nut with what ever you use, and let it sit for about an hour or so. IF you still can;t move it with the breaker, then heat it up. Heat not just the end of the bolt, but the metal around it where the bolt goes into. Be careful not to burn your rubber break lines.

    After heating try to loosen it. IF it wont budge, heat some more and try to loosen it again. You may have to put a cheater pipe on the end of the breaker bar to move the bolt.
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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    Well still no luck. I don't understand how this is so difficult. Is this, by chance, a reverse thread?

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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    Nope no reverse thread. FWIW, I checked the torque specs for these bolts last night (putting the TGP back together ) and they call for 148 Lb/ft of torque. Add a little rust, and some time to get settled in, and you could be talking over 200#'s easy. Get a bigass cheater bar, and don't be afraid to brake something. If it brakes it'll come out the other side (but you'll then need a new caliper stand) HTH.
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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    Finally got them off. I feel really stupid because of 1 little thing I wasn't doing. I didn't turn the wheels all the way to one side so I could get the leverage needed. After doing this they came right off.
    Thanks to everyone for the help.

    Vince

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    Brake caliper bracket removal....94 Cutlass Supreme

    MY CAR WENT UNDER THE KNIFE FOR THE SAME PROBLEM.. WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO GET IT REPAIRED.

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