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Alfa GT Rear caliper mounting bracket


Im trying to remove the rear caliper mounting bracket (or carrier).
Ive removed the calliper from the carrier and the brake pads. thats done.

But when i come to remove the carrier the bolts holding the carrier on, are obstructed by the suspension leg.

Any suggestions? surely i dont have to remove the suspension leg?
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Why are you removing the carrier? If it's because you're renewing the disks then you don't have to remove the carrier. I've done this recently and it's a bit fiddly but the old disk does come off.

If it's for another reason, then sorry but I don't know!
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I encountered this very problem recently. Theoretically you shouldn't have to remove the caliper hanger to change the disc as it will clear the hub (just). However, some discs have a flange on the inside face that gives you the extra couple of mm's clearance needed to jiggle the disc off whereas others don't.

If your replacement disc doesn't have the flange then you can do what I did - using a flat 15mm spanner you can just about get enough access to the lower caliper mounting bolt to loosen it just enough that the caliper hanger can be tapped out the way by pivoting it on the lower bolt. Slip the disc on and then rotate the hanger back into position and tighten the bolt up again.
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If you look on eLearn you will see that if you unwind the nuts on the suspension leg, no need to remove them completely, you get enough clearance to remove the nuts holding the caliper bracket.
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