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    Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Hello again, to all you very informative and helpful people! Just got "done" installing new Durastop rotors and pads, but on my last bolt I went to go torque down the (top rear driver side caliper bolt and It didn't make it to the full 94 ft/lbs). Now to my questions, Is it safe to drive like this for the time being? and where would I find another one of these bad boy bolts?
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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldimler93 View Post
    Hello again, to all you very informative and helpful people! Just got "done" installing new Durastop rotors and pads, but on my last bolt I went to go torque down the (top rear driver side caliper bolt and It didn't make it to the full 94 ft/lbs). Now to my questions, Is it safe to drive like this for the time being? and where would I find another one of these bad boy bolts?
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    Is it safe to drive like this for the time being?
    that's a joke - or a trick question - RIGHT?
    if you are serious - NO - it is NOT safe to drive like that -


    where would I find another one of these bad boy bolts?
    boneyard or dealer -

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    I only asked since I live 3 miles from a caddy dealer to get the part and go, otherwise it will be a pain trying to catch a ride there and back on top of getting too and from work

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Do NOT drive the car until the broken bolt is removed and a NEW bolt is put in place. Far too early to put one's self in a wooden box six feet under, or anyone else.

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    94 pounds on those little caliper bolts? That cannot be right. Those are far too small for that. That sounds more reasonable for the bigger bracket-to-knuckle bolts. Almost 100 pounds on any little 12-13mm bolt will surely strip or snap something

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Have a bicycle?
    I wish I never scrapped that POS now lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-STS99 View Post
    Do NOT drive the car until the broken bolt is removed and a NEW bolt is put in place. Far too early to put one's self in a wooden box six feet under, or anyone else.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville View Post
    94 pounds on those little caliper bolts? That cannot be right. Those are far too small for that. That sounds more reasonable for the bigger bracket-to-knuckle bolts. Almost 100 pounds on any little 12-13mm bolt will surely strip or snap something
    It is a 15mm bolt, the threads are almost 1/2 in diameter, I believe its even the same as the front caliper bolt. Also got the information from Alldatadiy, I am assuming they are correct on the spec's.

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    ok, well I stand corrected. Typically, those are smaller dia and well under 50lbs.

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Front and rear caliper specs. 2002 Seville/Deville

    Bolts - either RockAuto, NAPA, or Chris in parts at Rippy Cadillac over there >>>

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    What a morning! Got dropped off an hour before the dealer opened, finally got the "last" bolt they had for $8 then another $35 for a taxi to work. $43 for a bolt 0.0. Anyways it is cheaper than what could have happened If I didn't ask this community first. Thanks all

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    Re: Snapped rear caliper bolt

    Check your bleeder screws when you're back at the car anyway. They are made from a softer metal and can be squished due to being partially hollow. I had one in the back being totally disintegrated just under the little plastic cap. Pretty hard to spot from the outside but I did cost me driving with mushy brakes for a couple of days, a complete bleeding procedure, and a complete brake fluid change in addition to the $1.49 of the screw itself.

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