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    F.A.O. any who has changed the rear pads on astra g

    was going to replace my rear pads at the weekend but after taking off my wheel i realised that the 2 bolts that are in the calipers are a shape iv never seen, unlike the normal bolt they taper at the end and there not the normal haxaganol shape either, so..... the question is has anyone got/know what sprocket conection i need for these horrible bolts?




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    Re: F.A.O. any who has changed the rear pads on astra g

    Quote Originally Posted by bretts888
    2 bolts that are in the calipers are a shape iv never seen, unlike the normal bolt they taper at the end and there not the normal haxaganol shape either, so..... the question is has anyone got/know what sprocket conection i need for these horrible bolts?
    I would like to know what tool is required, as i had this exact same problem when i painted my calipers, due to the sh*te collected, i took the front ones of buffed them to a nice shiny perfect finish, then painted them, however the rear ones i had the exact same problem so i had to sand the sh**e of while they were still attached.

    Damm weird shaped bolt

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    please anyone help???

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    Sound like male 'torx' bolts.

    But IIRC you don't need to disturb these to do the pads - on the inside rear edge of the caliper you will see two bolt (approx 12-13mm), just remove the bottom one and lever the caliper upwards to get at the pads.

    When replacing the bolt be sure to put some thread lock on it.

    These a 'How-to' in the tech section - but it's not working at the mo

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    And you need a wind back tool to push the pads back into the caliper.

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    re: F.A.O. any who has changed the rear pads on astra g

    Brett do you mean the bolt head you can see behind the handbrake cable in the pic I've posted?


    There are 2 of them and they are as Ffoeg says male torx fasteners. They are also bloody tight and need thread lock on them when re-installing.
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