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Rear brake tool recommendation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrcheap, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Aug 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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    mrcheap

    mrcheap [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok another non Tacoma question but you guys have been helpful on my other vehicles as well.

    Doing the rear brakes on my RX350 and I can’t get a adjustable wrench or box wrench on the sliding pin. Need something thin/low profile to hold it so the bolt doesn’t spin with the pin. Never had this issue with other cars before. Appears the head of the pin is not as wide/tall. Any suggestions?

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  2. Aug 14, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    Needle nose pliers or needle nose vice grips?
     
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    I had the same issue on my IS. Those brakes really made me mad. you could grind down two sides and hold with vise grips. I ended up replacing those bolts all together with my last brake job.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    You guys are overthinking it. I specifically ground down two of my wrenches for this purpose to give them a thinner profile. There’s no loss of utility in the wrench other than the finish can rust since you ground off the chrome.
     
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    Yea I just went ahead and ordered thinner head wrenches on Amazon
     
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    That's what you need O.P.
     
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    Small knipex plierswrench, the best and adjustable
     
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    You can get thin head wrenches at home improvement stores such as home depot.

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