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Old 04-28-14, 04:12 PM   #1
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I just got started on putting new rotors and pads on my GS400. Last night I started to take off the 14mm bolts that hold the caliper together on the rotor. Both bolts broke off when I used the breaker bar. Do these turn opposite or could it be that they were just so stuck on there that they failed under the pressure?

Needless to say they slid right out of the rubber sleeves after they broke. Guess I have to get a couple of new bolts. Any recommendations on where to get something like this? Sewell Lexus?
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Yes, you can get new bolts from Sewell... good luck getting the broken bolts out though.
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I just got started on putting new rotors and pads on my GS400. Last night I started to take off the 14mm bolts that hold the caliper together on the rotor. Both bolts broke off when I used the breaker bar. Do these turn opposite or could it be that they were just so stuck on there that they failed under the pressure?

Needless to say they slid right out of the rubber sleeves after they broke. Guess I have to get a couple of new bolts. Any recommendations on where to get something like this? Sewell Lexus?
Dang,first time I heard of those breaking.how many miles since they were last loosened.i know after 60k mine are a pita.
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yeah those were a B!CH to get off. i broke 2 of my favorite ratchets. TWO! had to go buy a big ol beefy one with a breaker to get them off
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Thanks fellas. I don't feel quite so bad now
So these longer bolts that held the caliper together have the 14mm bolts threaded in them. Once the 14mm bolt broke the longer bolt did come out and I can see where the 14mm heads broke off. Can't I just get the longer bolts replaced which in turn won't have the 14mm bolts broken off inside?
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Go to any parts store and get a front brake caliper bolt and pin set. They are relatively inexpensive.
Autozone part # H15053
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Go to any parts store and get a front brake caliper bolt and pin set. They are relatively inexpensive.
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Perfect! Thank you
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I just got started on putting new rotors and pads on my GS400. Last night I started to take off the 14mm bolts that hold the caliper together on the rotor. Both bolts broke off when I used the breaker bar. Do these turn opposite or could it be that they were just so stuck on there that they failed under the pressure?

Needless to say they slid right out of the rubber sleeves after they broke. Guess I have to get a couple of new bolts. Any recommendations on where to get something like this? Sewell Lexus?
I bought both kits from autozone. Get the grease for brake components. U will have to lubricate inside of the boots. And all the parts it needs it. Good luck
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Thanks all

Gonna snag these....

Raybestos H15157 Professional Grade Disc Brake Caliper Bolts

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