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  • What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

    What size star wrench fits the 2 bolts that need to come out to get the brake calipers off of my 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited?
    2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (sold)
    1987 Buick Turbo Regal (sold)

  • #2
    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

    T55 Torx

    Buy one that fits a 1/2" drive ratchet
    2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 RCSB LT1, 2" level kit, 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    2001 Silverado LS EXT with HD Front Conversion, 35k original miles

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    • #3
      Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

      i thought the calipers had heads for allen wrenches?
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      • #4
        Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

        Nope.... T55's
        Did mine today.....had to clean some speed sensors.... broke a T55 and had to hit sears for another... and Ill agree 1/2 drive... Mine was a 1/4" drive and I snapped it.

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        • #5
          Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

          Thanks guys!
          2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (sold)
          1987 Buick Turbo Regal (sold)

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          • #6
            Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

            Bought a T55 today and it is too big. Went back, got a T50...to damn small.

            ???
            2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (sold)
            1987 Buick Turbo Regal (sold)

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            • #7
              Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

              DOH!!!

              Go back and see what other sizes they have and see if they will let you test fit it in the parking lot B4 you buy.
              2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 RCSB LT1, 2" level kit, 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
              2001 Silverado LS EXT with HD Front Conversion, 35k original miles

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              • #8
                Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                My 99 is T55. There are no sizes that I know of between the two "50's" and the 55
                Brent
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                • #9
                  Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                  My 91 uses a Allen wrench. Looks like they switched to torx at some point.
                  1991 C1500 Ext. Scrapped. I still have the engine, tranny and Detroit tru-trac.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                    Originally posted by ross87t
                    Bought a T55 today and it is too big. Went back, got a T50...to damn small.

                    ???
                    Well if all else failed send a PM to Mark or click the link request, he can tell you what size bolt it is.

                    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/s...d.php?t=122951
                    2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 RCSB LT1, 2" level kit, 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
                    2001 Silverado LS EXT with HD Front Conversion, 35k original miles

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                    • #11
                      Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                      my '95 uses an allen head as well. 3/8 if i remember correctly
                      1995 Chevy 1500 4x4
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                      • #12
                        Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                        Originally posted by dtw
                        my '95 uses an allen head as well. 3/8 if i remember correctly
                        same with my 98, i just use an allen wrench that i got in a kit for christmas and the use the box end of a combo wrech and slide it over the allen for added leverage, i've never had a problem yet..
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                        • #13
                          Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                          Went and bought a set of "brake caliper" sockets...set of 3. Hex shaped.

                          The biggest one fit perfect. It's 3/8.
                          2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (sold)
                          1987 Buick Turbo Regal (sold)

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                          • #14
                            Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                            my '99 tahoe uses a 3/8 allen.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

                              Originally posted by eng23ine
                              my '99 tahoe uses a 3/8 allen.
                              That's what this one is.
                              2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (sold)
                              1987 Buick Turbo Regal (sold)

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