broken caliper bolt -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > broken caliper bolt

FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits

Unread 06-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Posts: 12
broken caliper bolt

Hey guys!
last weekend I did my upper and lower ball joints, axle u-joints and the wheel hubs. while tightening the second to last bolt for the job, I snapped a caliper bolt by over torquing it. The bolt broke inside the caliper sleeve and I cannot remove the caliper due to where it broke

This is my question... Can I use a pair of pliers to pull the sleeve out of the caliper while it is on the rotor or does the caliper need to come off before the sleeve can be removed?


cmoconnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 148
I'm thinking you may be able to remove the sleeve and boot. Otherwise compress the piston to get as much free play as you can, may have to remove the outer pad also and cut the broken bolt. Leave enough length to get vise grips on it to turn it out.
2000 XJ Limited, 4.5 Rusty's All spring lift; 265/75/16 BFG KM2's; 4.0, aw4, 242.
2001 XJ Sport, 4.5 Rusty's lift, 32x1150x15 Hankook Dynapro MT's. 4.0, aw4, 231, 8.25 rear with power trax locker.
08 f 150 2.5 lift, 33's, arb.
pokeyxj is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.