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Old 07-22-2009, 06:10 AM
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Default 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0 Brake Issue??

Hello I have a 99 Ranger 3.0. I was attemtping to replace the front brake pads and when I was taking the caliper bolts off the front passenger side the first caliper bolt I touched twisted in half and broke so half the bolt is in my hand and the other half is stuck in the caliper. I am going to try to take the other bolt off and drill out the bolt that is stuck in the caliper. Has anyone else had this issue? I would like to drill that stuck piece out instead of replacing the caliper. Any tips or advice on drilling that stuck piece out is welcomed....Also how tight should I tighten the caliper bolts? Thanks MAC
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:39 AM
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21-26 ft-lbs on the caliper mounting bolt

instead of drilling it out get a Easy Out and try that first

Just drill a small hole for the easy out to fit in the twist it into the hole u made

Look like this
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:00 AM
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I got VERY lucky. This bolt actually attaches the caliper to the caliper bracket. I was able to remove the pin that slides into the caliper bracket and was able to remove the remaining piece that was broken off with my fingers.............Thanks for the help. Passenger side complete now doing the driver side...Thanks
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