Carrier Bolts Seized

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bmakins
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Carrier Bolts Seized

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Hi all, the 22mm bolts holding the front brake carrier on are seized solid. Tried penetrating fluid and as long a breaker bar as will fit, to no avail. Any tips for getting these off? TIA

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Have you got some kind of gas axe that you could use on it?
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They are very very tight , more force is needed

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I had to take mine off to do other work on the ball joints, they are stiff and took me a while, used releasing fluid and a breaker bar and they eventually came loose, ensure when you refit them that you tighten them up to specifications, thought I had on mine but went for a drive and could feel when breaking that all was not as it should be, tightened them up a bit more and all back to normal.
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Thanks all for the advice, got there in the end with a bit of persistence and a lot more penetrating fluid

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