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Brake Tool?? by NightMare Cruiser
Started on: 08-24-2013 12:11 PM
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Trying to get the Caliber off my 87. However what size tool / key do I need to get the bolts out / off??
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Shoud be a T-50 Torx Bit (Star Bit) and is most likely sold in a set (I baught my set from Harbor Freight).A set of Torx Bits can be pricey.Try ebay or Sears if your in a rush ($$).$10 from Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.co...r-bit-set-67914.html

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Sears and a some others sells one part or whole set.

Usually T50. Seat belt uses that too.

Rust can change the size and aftermarket can use Hex etc.

Only other "bigger" Torx is T30 for door/headlight bolts, T40 for park brake bracket on rear calipers.

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I picked up a T50 torx from Advance Auto for around $7 locally. I like probably most individuals have a torx set but T50 is just a super big bit that's not put in most common torx sets.

Also as of note like Orge has pointed out above, on some re-manned calipers you may come across hex key head instead of the torx. That's usually a good way to tell if calipers have been replaced, as all OEMs will have torx, but a good deal of aftermarket replacements have hex.
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It's supposed to be T-50, but a 55 might fit better. Sears and Harbor Freight (among others) sell three piece sets for brakes that include a T-50. The OEM bolts are probably the best bolts you'll find, most new bolts are hex M8 and almost all are weaker grade. The only Torx-head caliper pins I could find were at Advance, not in stock, and 8.8 grade.
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