Xantia caliper fr- bolts problem what type socket

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andrewphillips
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Xantia caliper fr- bolts problem what type socket

Post by andrewphillips » 07 Jul 2002, 23:35

Shimmy on braking so dutifully bought new pads and discs from my local branch
(Hope I got right ones as catalogue a bit ambiguous 94 VSX Auto 2.0l 8v)
However before I worry about if they fit I need to take off calipers...
And herein problem
What type and size of drive needed - they look like torx bolts ? can someone confirm and tell me what size etc
Have exhausted toolkit to no avail
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Post by reffro » 08 Jul 2002, 01:12

If its an allen head bolt you might find its a 7mm bolt. Special size that car manufacturers use just on brakes. If so your allen key set probably doesn't have a 7mm spanner, its usually sold seperately for a vast sum, I had to buy one two months ago and the one spanner was 5 quid.
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Post by Dave Burns » 08 Jul 2002, 04:32

T55 for the caliper's if memory serves and T30 to get the disc's off, buy a good quality set in any case.
Your disc's should be 266mm dia.x 20mm thick and so should mine, but Citroen decided to put estate front brake's on my 19TD hatch for some reason, those are 283mm x 22mm thick, so I would offer a measuring stick up to them before taking them off if I were you.
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Post by hardmanm » 08 Jul 2002, 16:05

Yes they were definitely torx on my 97 Xantia, I think David is right that thbe size is T55.
I bought a 1/2" drive Torx socket from Halfords who let me take it outside and check that it fitted.
I know it's a pain but the good news is that Torx are excellent fasteners and don't tend to get rounded like allen keys.
As the Xantia uses Torx all over the car you might want to consider just buying a set.
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Post by andrewphillips » 28 Jul 2002, 03:37

Did Job,
Brakes now work no steering shimmy or pulsing brake pedal and more positive feel can feather them now - so well worth it.
Dave and Mark you were correct is a T55 and can confirm the Halford sockets were fine - I bought a single one for about £4 which worked fine.
Delay in reply due to Pc dying sometimes Citreons seem simple...
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Post by shaunthesheep » 30 Jul 2002, 02:19

andrew, regarding torx set, you can buy a complete set from www.draper.co.uk, set has got 48 peices, part no - dra21932, very worthwhile investment if you are planing to do lots of work on your car, mine cost me just £29.99 from a local car parts shop.
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