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Old 08-15-2004, 01:37 AM   #1
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I'm giong to be replacing my rear rotors and pads, but couldn't figure out how to get the pads off! The front brakes were a breeze, but the rear ones just aren't coming to me. Any helpful hints/ instructions? thanks!
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Using a large C clamp, compress the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore to gain enough clearance to allow the brake caliper to pivot off the brake caliper bracket. Compress the piston until resistance is felt, but no more than 1 mm (0.039 in) of piston travel.
Remove the park brake cable guide bolt from the lower control arm.
Remove the bottom brake caliper pin bolt.
Hang from mechanics wire.
Retract the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore. Use a spanner type wrench to turn the piston clockwise until it bottoms in the brake caliper bore and align the piston.
Align the cutouts in the brake caliper piston to the alignment pins on the brake pads.
Lubricate the rear brake caliper bolts, retainers and slides with high temperature silicone lube.
Install the brake pad retainers into the brake caliper bracket.
Install the inboard and outboard brake pads into the brake caliper bracket.
Pivot the brake caliper down over the brake pads and into the brake caliper bracket.

Hope this helps.
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