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Old 08-11-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Any special tools that will ease the raplacement of the Brake Calipers, Front Rotors and Brake Pads, besides the tools that a 255 craftsman tool box has?
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You'll need nothing special. The MOST specialty tool is a simple hex key for the calipers. Unless yours are torx. I think some of the newer ones are.

Just make sure you have a good torque wrench to put your wheels back on with.
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Should be Hex/Allen wrench and its a large one. I got the socket version of it at Sears.

Later on when you are replacing pads and rotors only you will also need a large C clamp.
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Should be a 3/8 Hex head... Other than that just basic tools

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Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes a side, and concur that the hex key is 3/8".

My back brakes still look like new at 117K, and I have new drums and shoes sitting in the garage.

I may have blown $100 on these.
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Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes a side, and concur that the hex key is 3/8".

My back brakes still look like new at 117K, and I have new drums and shoes sitting in the garage.

I may have blown $100 on these.
Yup.... almost 142K here and the rears are still in good shape

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Yup.... almost 142K here and the rears are still in good shape
Yeah, but how are your feet???!!!

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Yup.... almost 142K here and the rears are still in good shape
Yeah, but how are your feet???!!!

A little crispy.... Left one is sore all of the time, and the right is extra crisp

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