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Rear Brake Discs.... Major Disaster

Discussion in 'Vectra B Chat' started by akkers, Jul 9, 2017.

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  1. akkers

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    okay folks, went to change discs and pads at the rear today...

    ive only gone and snapped BOTH bolts that hold the caliper in place and there is no way to get those drilled out

    any suggestions please.?
     
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    Is there enough of the thread sticking out to get a hammer and chisel on them mate thats what id do had to do it many of times with bolts on my car might be worth a shot give the bolts a gd spray with wd40 to help losen the thread then get the hammer and chisel and thrash them out in the direction they undo :)
     
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    cheers for the reply matey but there is no chance of that... is there a way of getting the outside pad off with the caliper still in place, that way i can hammer the caliper back off the broken bolts and get mole grips on them.?
     
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    i dont know how to swing the caliper out of the way tho.... its copper piping going into it rather than flexi hose.?
     
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    If the brake pads are really low you ahould be able to slide the pad out of the caliper mate if you losen the brake resiviour lid and then get a big flat head screwdriver in the middle of the disc and the piston to push the piston back in that should free up the pads to make the outside pad slide out ive seen it done on other cars so might be worth a shot also aslong as you dont bend the copper brake pipe to much it whould be fine mate
     
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    Well I got the caliper off, new discs, pads and brake pipe.... when fitting the caliper I find the thread is wrecked and the flare nut for the brake pipe won't tighten.... looks like the old flare nut was stuck in with blue lecture.

    Quick question is which caliper will fit the 2.6 v6.... do all vec b's use the same rear caliper.?
     
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    I've had a thought.... would a tap and die set sort the thread?
     
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    I don't see why not. Remember, you'll need to use suitable high tensile bolts if you use different non-gen ones though.
     
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