So I went to replace the front pads yesterday and ran into a sticking point. It appears I don't have the correctly sized hex to get off the caliper sliding pins on the back side of the caliper.
Does anyone know the size of these? I tried 8mm, 5/16 which were too small and 10mm and 3/8 seemed to be too large. Also, is it good practice to replace these as well? Slightly frustrated at this point. Thanks for any help on this.
2008 Lincoln Navigator L Limited Edition
If you remove the entire caliper the slides come apart without removing those slide bolts. It's a bit tougher to put back together with the outside spring clips, that darn internal spring inside the caliper and the pads...but patience will make it work.
If you don't want to wait...go to a hardware store, get 2 bolts with 9mm heads and 4 nuts to fit the bolts. Screw two nuts on to the ends of each bolt, then tighten them together real tight. Now you can stick the head of the bolt into the caliper bolt and use a socket or wrench on the nuts to spin it out.
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