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how do you get the brake caliper off?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RaiderSix, May 25, 2007.

  1. RaiderSix

    RaiderSix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was going to take the caliper and rotor off my 97 2WD today so I could regrease the bearings. I ran into some difficulty removing the caliper pin that is behind the brake hose connection to the caliper. Looking at the manual, it appears that you only have to remove the bottom caliper pin and then rotate it upwards!? Is this correct?
     
  2. twoarezee

    twoarezee Well-Known Member

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    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    yeah, just rotate it up, un bolt the hub and th beaings are right there.
     
  3. RaiderSix

    RaiderSix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I have never seen a swivel caliper like that before. I'm used to removing both caliper pins to get the caliper off. I didn't even need to pull the rotors off because the grease in the wheel bearings looked fresh.
     
  4. twoarezee

    twoarezee Well-Known Member

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    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    thats funny, only cars i've done swivel. i only removed my calipers to paint them.
     
  5. RaiderSix

    RaiderSix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm just used to working on my motorcycles.
     
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