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2500HD Rear Brakes

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TrailK10, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. TrailK10

    TrailK10 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 74

    Went to change the rear pads on my truck the other day can't seem to fit a ratchet and the torx bit between the leaf spring and get a bite on the top caliper bolt is there a special tool for fitting in there? any suggestions would be great thanks
  2. Dan S.

    Dan S. Member
    Messages: 31

    Try using a breaker bar, they are not as thick as a rachet or if your torx bit is hex shaped you can use an end wrench to grab it, if all else fails you can always resort to vise grips!
  3. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    Remove lower torx bolt & rotate cliper up. The caliper will then slide off caliper mount with upper torx bolt still attached. I replaced mine last week. Check back side of rotors, problems with the inside brake pad surface rusting on passenger side. Make sure calipers slide free, lube slides.
  4. TrailK10

    TrailK10 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 74

    thanks alot for the advice will give it another shot today