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'94 Tbird caliper guide pins stuck

I just tried to change out the front pads on my '94 Tbird. I could not get
the guide pin out. It seems to have a Torx T50 socket on the end and I
actually managed to break a Torx bit trying to remove the guide pin.

Any suggestions on how to get it loose?

It's not a left-hand thread is it?




 
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-06-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: '94 Tbird caliper guide pins stuck

Whoever <nobody@devnull.none> wrote:

> I just tried to change out the front pads on my '94 Tbird. I could not
> get the guide pin out. It seems to have a Torx T50 socket on the end
> and I actually managed to break a Torx bit trying to remove the guide
> pin.
>
> Any suggestions on how to get it loose?
>
> It's not a left-hand thread is it?
>
>
>


No.....with a 20oz hammer, give the boss that the pin screws into several
hard raps, then apply two to four sharp raps directly to top of pin.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: '94 Tbird caliper guide pins stuck

In article <Pine.LNX.4.64.0511061405590.20574@localhost.localdomain>,
nobody@devnull.none says...
> I just tried to change out the front pads on my '94 Tbird. I could not get
> the guide pin out. It seems to have a Torx T50 socket on the end and I
> actually managed to break a Torx bit trying to remove the guide pin.
>
> Any suggestions on how to get it loose?
>
> It's not a left-hand thread is it?
>
>
>


Get a better set of Torx head sockets
Can you get a pair of vice grip pliers around the outer edges of the
bolt ? (you will probably want to replace the bolt with new after doing
this)
 
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