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99DAK
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3/16/2004
00:55:10

Subject: Front caliper pins - what size wrench?
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Did upper ball joints today, planning on brakes tomorrow. Did a search and found an equal number of posts - some saying 7mm hex, 8mm hex, and T45 Torx - which is it? (guess I'll find out tomorrow)
99 CC 4x2



mxjamie79
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3/16/2004
05:42:03

RE: Front caliper pins - what size wrench?
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trust me...it's a T-45....TRUST MY FRIEND....TRUST!!! T-45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have all the metric and SAE allens..guess what? None of them would fit just right. I researched it and found out it was a Torx T-45. Bought a set and guess what? FITS PERFECT...I hate to be crass, but don't listen to the people telling you that it is a hex. I just did the brakes about 10 days ago. T-45.



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3/16/2004
07:16:17

RE: Front caliper pins - what size wrench?
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Uhhh...hate to cause confusion here, but mine was 7 MM hex. I have a 99 4X4. No hex key set I saw has a 7mm in it, I had to buy it from an auto parts store. They sold it as a "caliper pin tool" or something like that. It's basically a 7mm hex end on a 3/8" drive to use on a ratchet. BE CAREFUL when re-installing the pins, they are very easy to cross thread in the steering knuckle. I actually cross threaded one of mine, but I guess due to divine intervention or something it threaded in after a few hours of trying, and still holds tight.



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3/16/2004
12:18:20

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WardenJ is right for my truck too. I have a 2001 4x2 and i had to go buy a 7MM because they don't give you one in any set of allens i bought.



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3/16/2004
12:52:24

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I just did mine yesterday, they are 7mm I have a fully labelled
metric kit of wrenches.



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3/16/2004
16:27:38

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7mm here too.



99DAK
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3/16/2004
23:38:31

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And mine turned out to be - that's right, you guessed it - 7mm hex. Thanks to all for helping settle this hotly contested issue - brake mechanics everywhere can sleep peacefully tonight.



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3/16/2004
23:43:31

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7mm here as well...while your at it you might as well replace those junk rotors while you are at it.



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3/17/2004
00:46:51

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My rotors are still good @ 60K.



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3/22/2004
12:46:37

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I just did mine 3/21. The pins have a 7MM hex head allen in them. But, a T-45 Torx socket will work also. They BOTH fit and will work. I used the T-45, but tried the 7MM allen just for the heck of it. You can use either.



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3/22/2004
12:46:44

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I just did mine 3/21. The pins have a 7MM hex head allen in them. But, a T-45 Torx socket will work also. They BOTH fit and will work. I used the T-45, but tried the 7MM allen just for the heck of it. You can use either.



IntenseDak39
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3/22/2004
12:52:24

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mine is an 45 torx pin. But a 7mm allen works too...



Silerad9o
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1/02/2015
11:13:09

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I have a 2001 dodge dakota 3.9 4x4 I just had to
change the brakes & rotors yesterday. It however
was the *****(T-45)***** I got on here because i
wasnt sure what it was because it had the rubber
boot covering it so i went and got a 7mm and it
was wrong on my truck. Had to run to advance auto
parts to get the t-45. So i guess, maybe they used
both from the facotry? Hope this might help
someone



straight dope
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6/04/2016
13:51:11

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2001 DODGE DRANGO 7MM ON ONE SIDE AND T45 ON THE
OTHER SIDE.......WTF?



Patrickmoore8
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6/13/2022
06:59:01

RE: Front caliper pins - what size wrench?
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My 2001 Dodge Dakota sport two-wheel drive 3.9 V6
is a hex head and I couldn't get any size Allen to
fit it may depend on where these vehicles are
manufactured as to which one they have or even the
month of the year that manufactured



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