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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 05-20-2017, 04:24 PM
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Removing brake caliper bracket

OK so I have a really stupid question

I'm attempting to change the front brakes on my '98 740i. I cannot seem to even budge the bolts on the caliper bracket, so I can take off the rotor. (I also managed to strip out the little "guide screw" that keeps the rotor aligned on the hub, but... one problem at a time )

These bolts are not reverse-threaded, are they? If I'm looking at the rotor, I would turn the wrench to my right, so it's turning to the left from behind, right?
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:28 PM
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Soak them with liquid wrench or WD 40 for a while it's not reverse thread ....
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:29 PM
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I had the same problem. I heated the knuckle and she broke easy.

I spend my fortune on my BMW the rest I pissed away.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:32 PM
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OK I figured it wasn't after watching some Youtube videos on it but never hurts to ask. I'll just keep beating on it I suppose - I'll try the WD40 as well since I have that to hand.
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