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post #1 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Caliper bleed valve

Hey guys I ran into some brake trouble. My caliper seized up and destroyed my pads and rotor on the front passenger side. Needless to say yesterday after work was fun. My question is what size wrench fits the bleed valve on the calipers? On it now is new rotor, pads, and caliper. But I apparently don't have the proper size wrench and had to use vise grips. thanks guys. I'm replacing everything on the otherwise next week.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 06:22 AM
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From memory it's 5/8 but 8mm will work too. Don't hold me to that though
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 10:39 AM
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From memory it's 5/8 but 8mm will work too. Don't hold me to that though
3/8s not 5/8s

5/8s would be a wee bit big.

if i recall the bleed nipple is weird and the wrench works one way. but from my memory i've always just used teh box end of the wrench and its worked

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks guys

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 01:28 PM
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I thought it was 10mm

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-18-2013, 06:25 PM
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It was either a 8 or a 10. Just did the brakes a couple weeks ago and the memory is already taking a nap. Damn I hate getting old.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2013, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Well it turns out I was using a 3/8 and rounded it off on both the old and new caliper >.<

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-20-2013, 10:08 PM
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Just replace the caliper! Its worth the head ache.
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