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What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

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

    T55 Torx

    Buy one that fits a 1/2" drive ratchet
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    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

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

    Thanks guys!
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    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.

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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

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

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

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

    my '95 uses an allen head as well. 3/8 if i remember correctly

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

    Quote 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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    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.
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    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

    my '99 tahoe uses a 3/8 allen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eng23ine
    my '99 tahoe uses a 3/8 allen.
    That's what this one is.
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    Re: What size star wrench to get brake caliper off?

    You guys are doing in the hard way, just grab you some loc tite and a 15mm socket and unbolt the caliper braket from the spindle, take out your pads, pull part your caliper and lubricate the slides, turn your rotors, and then apply brake lub to the pads and reinstall them... Easy as can be and no special tools needed!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chwelch
    You guys are doing in the hard way, just grab you some loc tite and a 15mm socket and unbolt the caliper braket from the spindle, take out your pads, pull part your caliper and lubricate the slides, turn your rotors, and then apply brake lub to the pads and reinstall them... Easy as can be and no special tools needed!
    i dont know what you just said, but this is on an OBS, and theres no way to get the caliper off without using an allen wrench, which if i remember correctly is a 3/8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross87t View Post
    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?
    I have a 2007 Silverado, disc front, drums back and a 4.8 c.i. I wanted to know, if the two bolts that hold the caliper on are not allen or torx, then what size are they?

    My 11/16", 3/4", 19mm do not work. These bolts are stuck on tight and nothing I have in the tool box fits. HELP!

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    Whatever you do, buy some hex head caliper bolts to replace that torx ****.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LASilverado View Post
    I have a 2007 Silverado, disc front, drums back and a 4.8 c.i. I wanted to know, if the two bolts that hold the caliper on are not allen or torx, then what size are they?

    My 11/16", 3/4", 19mm do not work. These bolts are stuck on tight and nothing I have in the tool box fits. HELP!
    Pretty sure mine were 18mm
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