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Old 11-17-2008, 10:52 AM
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Question Caliper mounting bolts wont tighten to specs

I replaced the front stock brake pads with ceramic ones. Went to tighten caliper bolts (that go into slide pins) to 23 ft lbs (per the Haynes manual, which seems kind of low torque to me) and before i get the torque wrench to click, the pin starts to turn which wont let the bolt reach the specified torque. Now what?

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Old 11-17-2008, 03:16 PM
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After I talked to a guy at an auto parts store, I got to looking at it a little closer. The end of the slide pin (where the small bolt goes) does have 2 flat edges on it - they are on opposite sides of each other, and the rest of it is rounded. So I put an open end wrench (16mm) on the slide pin & a socket (12mm) on the bolt with a small 3/8" drive torque wrench and tightened it.
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