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front brake caliper

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Hi every body,

is anybody knows what kind of wrench and what size is needed to remove the two nuts of the front brakes calliper ?         Thank you.

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The year, make and model of the vehicle you are working on would be helpful.

Now assuming it's for your 1994 Firebird, I think it requires a 3/8 Hex bit socket or Allen Wrench as the bolt is recessed into the caliper body. You probably want to have a C-clamp big enough to help retract the caliper piston too.

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sorry, i did not specify the car. yes, it is for my firebird and i thank you for your answer. It was that i thought but i wanted to be sure because the precedent mechanic would not have the good wrench in inches and have damaging seriously the nuts......

here in France we have metrics........                                                              Thank you again. Have a good day.

 

 

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The thing about the Firebird is some parts of the car are metric (10, 11, 12, 13, 15 mm) and some are still SAE sized (1/4, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, etc.). So you often need to have both sets of sockets and wrenches to take it apart and put it back together again.

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Yes, it's often the same for my other american cars..!    So we manage as we can !  But this time the nuts are very damaged......  i am going to try this week with the 3/8 wrench i received to day.........  have a good week-end.

 

 

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