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Anyone have some tips for a DIYer trying to remove the caliper bolts for a pad swap? I've already tried using a breaker bar along with some WD40, and those F'ers aint budging.

Will some thread loosener help?
Is trying this without an airgun a lost cause?

I'm in fairly decent shape and trying the tried/true method of..
WD40, tighten a little, then back out doesn't seem to do SH!T.

Thoughts?
 

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WD40 don't work on rusted bolts. get som PB blaster and soak them and it should loosen up
 

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^^^^^ second that and if you have access to air tools use an impact wrench... takes a job that takes an hour with hand tools, down to 20 min.
 

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pull harder, they are just tight. Even if they break off they are a straight shot to drill out with the tire off. I drilled one out of littlekims truck in the middle of the night, with a cordless, in a gas station parking lot.
 

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PBblaster is key. Shoot it down a few times and then let at it. I believe that Nissan uses loctite on them or atleast they did so they may be pretty dang tight at first.
 

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I have found that a good sharp hit flat onto the head of the bolt does a good job of breaking the bolt loose. Penetrating oil certainly helps too
 
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