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Old 08-01-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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First off, I am not %100 sure if this goes here or 2000 - 2005 mech. so please move it if needed.



We might be doing some wrenching on an '01 at my house this weekend and I need to know what all tools I need to make sure I have on hand to do this.

We would be changing front hubs, all four rotors and pads.

I have all of tha basic sockets, ratchets, etc. I understand that the axle nut is 34mm from another topic.

Mainly what I need is to know what size the brake caliper bolts are and if they are hex, torx, or allen. Also, do our back brake calipers require the special tool to compress them?
I should have everything that we would need, I just don't want to get half way through the project and find that I need another tool that I don't have.

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You need a T-55 torx on a 3/8" socket base to use in order to remove the 3 bolts that hold the hubs on after removing the 34mm axle nut.

IIRC, the 2k'* use a torx for the caliper bolts also (early 92ish are hex).
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For the brake calipers all you need is a metric socket set, I believe they are 15mm but not 100% sure. I just did my brakes about a month ago.
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what about the back calipers, do you need the special tool to compress then for the new pads and rotors? or is it just press in with "C" clamp like the front?
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And just remember the bolts for the Hub will go in from the back side on the 00+ unlike the 87-99 Bonnies.. Sometimes a swivel will help...

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don't get the cheappest hubs, they sometimes throw abs codes
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The rear caliper do not compress. They screw in. I did not have the proper tool, but believe I was able to turn them with the ends of a cresent wrench. Probably not the best idea, but it worked.
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Head to Sears...and looking in the specialty area.. find the brake caliper "cube". It is a nice cube that has pins at different positions etc to turn in nearly any rear caliper. Figure out which side you need and put your ratchet into it.

Personally..I remove the pads and put the caliper back on the car w/o disc or pads. The car holds it allowing you to concentrate on turning it in and not hurting the brake hose.
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