Superman77
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  • Posted by Chuckcem
    Posted by Superman77
    Posted by Chuckcem
    Since we don't have a car or metalworking forum here...Any car people here?

    I was working on my car last week and planned to completely replace my front brake pads and rotors. I used a breaker bar to remove the two bolts that held on the main caliper. On my car the caliper also covers a separate caliper bracket that holds in the rotor. I tried to loosen the bolts on the caliper bracket with the breaker bar. After a few minutes the bolt head and a small part of the bolt body came off. The bolt had sheered in half, leaving the other half of the bolt still lodged in the bracket (imagine breaking a key off in a lock, leaving the key tumblers in the lock itself). This of course created a problem because I can't remove the rotor without being able to remove the caliper bracket.

    It was then that I noticed that the bolts I removed from the main caliper had also broken and sheered off. Fortunately though the caliper bolts were screwed into caliper pins that are easily removed on their own and replaced (the caliper pin bolts screw into the caliper pins, not the caliper itself. By sandwiching the holes of main caliper between the bolt and the pin, the caliper stays in place.) I was able to easily take out the broken caliper bolts/pins and replace them with new ones.

    Long story short, since I was able to remove the main caliper (albeit by breaking the caliper bolts/pins accidentally) I was able to replace the brake pads (which were not covered by the caliper bracket). So I put the caliper back on using the new caliper bolts/pins since removing the bracket in order to get to the rotor proved to be impossible. The old rotors look to be in good shape, but I'd prefer to replace them with new ones if I can.

    It appears the bolts were put in place with an impact wrench (or possibly rust welded in place). My question is, aside from taking it into a mechanic has anyone every extracted a broken bolt on their own? I'm currently thinking about renting an extractor drill to remove the broken bolt, but not sure how much torque will be necessary. Also not sure if this would be more worth it than taking into a mechanic.


    Get a drill bit that’s just smaller than the bolt. You can check it by inserting the bit into the exposed hole. Drill out the middle of the bolt and it will come out very easily


    That's what figured as well, but wanted to make sure I was thinking about this correctly. Have you ever had to extract a bolt, car or otherwise?
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    Several times. My first vehicle was a 1963 Chevy pickup. So you can imagine
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  • Posted by Chuckcem
    Since we don't have a car or metalworking forum here...Any car people here?

    I was working on my car last week and planned to completely replace my front brake pads and rotors. I used a breaker bar to remove the two bolts that held on the main caliper. On my car the caliper also covers a separate caliper bracket that holds in the rotor. I tried to loosen the bolts on the caliper bracket with the breaker bar. After a few minutes the bolt head and a small part of the bolt body came off. The bolt had sheered in half, leaving the other half of the bolt still lodged in the bracket (imagine breaking a key off in a lock, leaving the key tumblers in the lock itself). This of course created a problem because I can't remove the rotor without being able to remove the caliper bracket.

    It was then that I noticed that the bolts I removed from the main caliper had also broken and sheered off. Fortunately though the caliper bolts were screwed into caliper pins that are easily removed on their own and replaced (the caliper pin bolts screw into the caliper pins, not the caliper itself. By sandwiching the holes of main caliper between the bolt and the pin, the caliper stays in place.) I was able to easily take out the broken caliper bolts/pins and replace them with new ones.

    Long story short, since I was able to remove the main caliper (albeit by breaking the caliper bolts/pins accidentally) I was able to replace the brake pads (which were not covered by the caliper bracket). So I put the caliper back on using the new caliper bolts/pins since removing the bracket in order to get to the rotor proved to be impossible. The old rotors look to be in good shape, but I'd prefer to replace them with new ones if I can.

    It appears the bolts were put in place with an impact wrench (or possibly rust welded in place). My question is, aside from taking it into a mechanic has anyone every extracted a broken bolt on their own? I'm currently thinking about renting an extractor drill to remove the broken bolt, but not sure how much torque will be necessary. Also not sure if this would be more worth it than taking into a mechanic.


    Get a drill bit that’s just smaller than the bolt. You can check it by inserting the bit into the exposed hole. Drill out the middle of the bolt and it will come out very easily
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    depends on how much she likes him, she could quit her job for him? but i dont see that happening so maybe she should move on

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    omg you have to knock some sense into her lol

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    She's usually really picky when it comes to dating. But according to her the guy is a knockout.
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