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    Sad day (Broken bleeding valve)

    Hello there, I hope your day is going much better than mine. Anyhow, I decided to attempt changing the brake fluid on my stingray today. Well that end pretty quickly. I ended up braking the top part of one of the bleeding valve. The other half, with the thread is stuck inside the hole without any way of unscrewing the bolt out. I am stuck. My only guess right now, is to have caliper replace. Do anyone know the part number so I can order the part myself?

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    Sad day (Broken bleeding valve)

    I'm not 100% sure on the vette. But on most calipers you can unscrew that valve. I know you broke it. But if you can see the hole out a extractor and try and use a drill to back it out. I doubt you need a new caliper. Just trying to help. And why change the brake fluid?
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    Sad day (Broken bleeding valve)

    They make extractors that can be used to remove the valve. You might want to consider removing the caliper, for easier access. There is is no reason to get a new caliper! If all else fails take the caliper to a dealer I am sure one of the corvette techs can get it out.
    Depending on whether it is the front or the back, the calipers are torqued to 162 and 89 ft pds, respectively. Absolutely need a torque wrench or breaker bar to get them off! Good luck
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    Red rocket corvette, I would remove the caliper and take it to a mechanic at the service department to have it extracted and pick up a new valve from parts. Hope that you get your C7 masterpiece back to 120%

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    EZ Out.


    If you are going to be working on your car, AeroKroil (aerosol) works wonders on things that are stuck.
    Oh, Righty tighty, Lefty Loosey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvettez51 View Post
    EZ Out.
    Definitely an option, and since this is already a hollow part you may actually be able to use something as simple as a tight-fitting allen (hex) wrench to persuade it out.
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Size:  251.6 KB this is what I have used. I'm a master fabricator. Find the size that goes in 1/2 ways and start playing it loose. Not just one strong pull. If pull is not even, you will break the extractor.

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    Izzy-pull? I believe with the extractor it is threaded in the opposite direction and as you turn the bit, it "turns" the broken bolt out, not "pull" it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by promethius View Post
    Izzy-pull? I believe with the extractor it is threaded in the opposite direction and as you turn the bit, it "turns" the broken bolt out, not "pull" it out!
    I guess you have a Higher Degree than me. You are right.

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    Wasn't trying to be a smart axx. I just wanted to make sure that "red rocket", got the right information, because the guy was ready to throw in the towel in and buy a new caliper, just because valve broke off! I figured that was what you meant anyway!
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    I didn't think you were! Just complimenting you on your skill. When you tap inn the extractor, then you put a ratchet to the top of the extractor. Turn left and as you turn left you pull on ratchet. So yes pull it out...

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    I'm sure that most people that have done this do not understand what you're talking/writing . I'm still curious what you meant by pulling the bolt out using a ratchet. I've got quite a few tools but no ratchets that lock the tool in place while you're using them to pull on ..
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    Izzy, you offered a sound solution. An easy-out (extractor) certainly gets the job done. It's gotten me out of a pickle more than once. I kept a set of extractors in my tool box, when I had room for a tool box. I understood your reference to pull. A uniform and evenly applied turn of a ratchet or wrench worked best, in my experience. My wife would suggest that I not "gorilla" it. Unevenly or abruptly applied torque resulted in snapping the "easy-out" and thus creating another problem. But then again I've been told that I'm a gear head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf's Stinger View Post
    Izzy, you offered a sound solution. An easy-out (extractor) certainly gets the job done. It's gotten me out of a pickle more than once. I kept a set of extractors in my tool box, when I had room for a tool box. I understood your reference to pull. A uniform and evenly applied turn of a ratchet or wrench worked best, in my experience. My wife would suggest that I not "gorilla" it. Unevenly or abruptly applied torque resulted in snapping the "easy-out" and thus creating another problem. But then again I've been told that I'm a gear head.
    I'm glad someone understands. And I hope the person needing the advice does also. This is one of the easiest things to do. But patience is required.

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