Passenger front caliper bolt direction
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    Passenger front caliper bolt direction

    Passenger front caliper bolt direction, I'm assuming it is the same as the drivers side, left loosey and right tighty. Is that correct as it seems not to move.

    I got the driver side caliper off, the passenger is not coming off. and its hard to get a good position to use a racket and break it loose. I have the car on jack stands.

    I've tried to use my impact wrench and loosen them (there are 2 holding the caliper).

    Help... I've had PB on them for a week.

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    Yes, they are standard bolts, just use a breaker bar on them, you will be hard pressed to snap the bolts as they are fairly large
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    Turn wheel to one side for a better angle and use 1/2" breaker bar and 6 point socket. Smack the bolt heads with a hammer to help the PB penetrate.

    If you are using a flex joint between your impact wrench and the impact socket, the flex joint will absorb around half of the impact force. So take any such flex joint out if you can. Turn up the air pressure too.

    And an air rachet will not do it.
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    You need leverage and a lot of it, so use a 1/2" breaker bar with a 6 point socket or impact socket and slide a 6 foot cheater pipe over the breaker bar handle. You will break it loose with this setup!
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    I second the opinion that for large screws (M10/M12 and up) a large lever with a constantly rising torque is the better solution. Smaller screws will break off in this scenario, you will be better off using an impact gun for these.

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    cool, once it cools off here and doesn't rain I'll do the suggestions.
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    Brilliant. I didn't think about turning the wheel.
    So once I did that and used a breaker bar I was able to break loose the bolts!

    Thanx!
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    Good deal! Now time tomget some anti-seize to put on the threads when you re-install them.

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    I'm back from me UK holiday trip.

    I've forgotten the direction of the seal for the front wheel bearing for the front hub assembly. Does anyone know off hand, does the flatter side (though it does had a notch) face outward or inward. thanx.

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    I assume you mean that one face of the wheel bearing seal is almost flat and the other side is not even close to flat? If so, the 'flat' side faces out when you install it in the hub. Whan you put the assembly on the car, the 'flat' face will be towards the spindle (towards the center of the car).

    So how was merry old England, and where did you go? And why did you not bring me some Pirelli tyres in carry-on? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manta Rallier View Post
    I assume you mean that one face of the wheel bearing seal is almost flat and the other side is not even close to flat? If so, the 'flat' side faces out when you install it in the hub. Whan you put the assembly on the car, the 'flat' face will be towards the spindle (towards the center of the car).

    So how was merry old England, and where did you go? And why did you not bring me some Pirelli types in carry-on? LOL
    lol.
    thanx. I went to Bristol. We saw bath and went to stonehenge. All other times I was working and wasn't able to see much.
    This time, vacation, no work.
    Many bars, a lot of walking, and seeing friends...

    tires on a carry on, that would be interesting...
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