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Old 11-12-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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Well all set to do the rear brakes!

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Before Shot!
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Caliper removed, old rotor removed, ready for new pads.
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Old pads removed, ready for new pads and rotor.
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New rotor installed, caliper re-mounts with new pads.
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Finished one side back together ready for wheel mounting!


This is the piston that goes into the caliper for which that special toll is used.
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Tool in action threading (clockwise) piston back into caliper. (poor focus)
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This is the left rear rotor inside.....obviously the main culprit for the vibration!


Easier than I imagined. Just have to remember to "thread" the piston back into the bore before remounting the pads and caliper. Emergency cable was never removed, just a bracket removed for more freedom of movement of the whole caliper.

Thanks to Archon for info, tips, diagarams, and offers of technical phone support!

Now it brakes smooth and quiet!
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I see you have your priorities straight Brian, Corona, nice Mexican Beer. I just went online for the first time today to see how you're doing with your brakes and it looks as though you're just starting. Don't take to many beer brakes now.


Keep us posted.
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I'll have a beer for you too.
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looks like a 4" C-clamp to me.. i thought we need 6"?
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Where are your jackstands? hmm? A hydraulic floor jack is a LIFTING device, not a supporting device...tsk tsk tsk

As the cliche goes, better safe than sorry.
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i got worried about the c-clamp talk, because i didnt see the caliper cube in the picture....
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x2 Toasty....Brian, you may not want to use that C clamp to rest the brake caliper....you need a reset tool.
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i got worried about the c-clamp talk, because i didnt see the caliper cube in the picture....
Didn't use the c clamp, and the caliper cube is in that picture (inside the c clamp), and that is what was used to thread the piston back into the bore. No jackstands yes, but I do have 3 4X4 boards underneath for safety and support, just not visible in that shot. Next item on this years christmas list......jack stands!
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tell me more about this caliper cube.. never heard of it
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tell me more about this caliper cube.. never heard of it
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