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Corsa D 1.3 CDTI. I'm needing to replace front discs / pads but the lower bolt for releasing the brake pads has the head on the nut rounded off with rust. I don't have a welder to weld another bolt on so i was wondering if i remove the caliper hub carrier nuts and remove the caliper, can i get the pads out from caliper without removing the brake pad pins, if caliper is away from carrier?

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Can you cut the head of the nut off, squeeze the pads back and then remove the caliper and hopefully remove the remaining piece of bolt with some mole grips, at least you can then remove the carrier from the car once the caliper is out the way, you could then heat the remaining piece of bolt to aid removal.
This is wrong, see below.....
 

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Ignore what i said above..... These are on slider pins so you can remove the good bolt and then probably swivel the caliper to remove the pads or cut the bolt head off then remove the slider pin and replace it.
 

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You might not get enough length on the flexi pipe to get the caliper out with just the top bolt undone. It can defiantly be done if it was the other way around. Disconnecting the flexi pipe will mean having to bleed the brakes. Not a big deal if your confident enough.

Will a set of mole grips not do the trick?
 

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iGaz, it's the bottom bolt. my mate came round and fired some heat on it with a small handheld butane torch then hammered a 12mm socket on to free it. thanks to yourself and Andyl for how to get the nuts out the caliper in a vice. nice day for doing it to.
 
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