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Old 04-20-2004, 12:59 PM   #11
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9. clean slides and bolts

I know I forgot something.....
The ONLY additional thing I would do here is grease the slides/bolts with some silicone grease before I insert them back into the calipers.
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It looks like i wont be doing this for a few more days because i dont have any torx bits
You don't need torx bits.
What does a hex bit look like? sorry but i honestly dont know the difference
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Hexagon. Allen wrench if you prefer.
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There ya go
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A big *** socket is nice for the job though

WHen you pull the caliper off the rotor, run some metal wire, or an unravelled coat hanger to hang it from say the spring or something, so it doesn't pull the wire.
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Thanks. This post came in handy for me too since I have to remove my pads again in order to rid my car of its squealing brakes.
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Just another tip an trick...

When you use the c-clamp to compress the caliper piston back in, put the brake pad back on the piston side before using the c-clamp. That way the piston doesn't bind up because you may be pushing the piston back in diagonaly it you clamp the edge of the piston.
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oh yeah, dont depend on your jack just to hold the car up. Use some jack stands too.
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Great post
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Did y'all mentio removing the cap from the master cylinder? If ya don't, when you are compressing the cylindr piston, there'* no place for the pressure to go. You can damn near break your wrist trying to tighten the C clamp otherwise. Again, trust me...

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