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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 04:12 PM
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i recently purchased a 1997 jeep wrangler--being i dont have a garage and it very cold here in michigan im gonna take it to my buds house with heated garage to perform some brakework--id like to get the correct tools before going to work--here is my question--1. caliper bolts--what size are they or do i need a special hex or torx bit to remove.

thanks for anyones help--jeep druid
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 04:38 PM
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Re: tools needed

You need an allen wrench. I am unsure of the size but I know it's not tiny.

You will also need a lug wrench to remove the wheels/tire.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 04:43 PM
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Re: tools needed

What exactly are you going to be doing to the breaks. that will make a huge difference in what tools you need. But off the top of my head you are probably goign to want a good jack and one or two jack stands.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 04:48 PM
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Re: tools needed

just doing a front break job--wann make sure i got the right stuff so i dont have to make 14 trips to the parts store! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Re: tools needed

Perhaps a C clamp to compress the caliper piston if you are replacing the pads.
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Might you be bleeding the brakes? If so, there will be more tools needed and some good luck in loosening the bleeder screw. A propane torch to heat it up sometimes helps.
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 05:02 PM
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Re: tools needed

naaa calipers are fine--got the clamp and old pad, just got done talking to a bid of mine and her SWEARS its a 10mm socket--if thats the case--im good to go

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my typing sucks--correction--bud of mine--and HE swears LOL
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Re: tools needed

Where are you in MI? I am in Grand Rapids,

Give me a shout if you need help.


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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 05:30 PM
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orion twp---between pontiac and oxford
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