Brake Caliper Bolt
How to install brake caliper bolt in several steps
The main reason for the brake system failure is the artificial installation failure. Although this is a straightforward task, the repairman can make a mistake to minimize damage to your car or cause unnecessary accidents.
I’ll give you some instructions for tightening the brake caliper bolt.
Step 1: Remove brake caliper bolt correctly
As with other fasteners, the brake caliper bolt is the best way to unscrew first and then put it on. Brake caliper bolt may be difficult to remove, possibly due to their off-position and bolt rusting. I give you the following guidelines, but there’s more than one way to do it, depending on the situation.
Use a high-quality osmotic solution to absorb the rust on the bolt, soak for about 5 minutes, and then remove correctly.
Step 2: Check bolts and bolt holes on the main shaft
Remove the caliper bolts and remove all brake parts that need to be replaced. Check the following conditions before installation. If the spindle and bolts are rusted, either replace or wear off the rust, but if the bolts should easily insert into the bolt holes, otherwise they need to be replaced.
Step 3: Retighten the bolt hole with a thread cleaner
If your bolt and bolt hole do not pass the above test, ask the cleaner to clean the bolt hole’s internal thread. If the clean can’t do. Please stop the above steps.
Step 4: Install all new components.
1. Make sure the new thread has applied the thread lock. Most replacement brake caliper bolts (especially OEM components) will already have a thin layer of thread locking agent applied to the bolt. If not, use plenty of high-quality thread-locks before installation.
2. Slowly insert brake caliper bolt into the spindle. Do not use pneumatic tools to complete the work. Doing so may cross-tighten the bolts and tighten them too tightly.