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Old 06-29-2004, 04:19   #1 (permalink)
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changing brake pads

ok.... im a bit of a newby to doing things myself on the car, but im learning things slowly.

gotta change my rear pads, but i have nfi whats ahead ...

once ive taken the caliper off, the pads should just pop out yes?
some say i need to buy a special tool to set the piston to put the new pad in, others say just a G clamp will do the job.

anything else i should do or look out for??

any help would be appreciated
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Re: changing brake pads

a brake piston tool is cheap enough $20 odd from Repco..G- Clamps work, i have even done the rears with large multi-grips but the correct tool is easier..Try to get one with a 'T' handle as the cheaper ones with the black plastic knob can strip and the knob spins but the thread doesn't..Thats a pain in the ass
When your resetting the piston, i always use an old pad as a spacer against the piston .. Prevents damaging your piston pot and can help line up the tool.. I also always do one side at a time, make sure you are pushing the piston in straight too...
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Re: changing brake pads

It's a piece of piss with the tool mate, I might give you a hand if you're lucky
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Re: changing brake pads

rob i might just take you up on that. i noticed in another thread you were after a loan of an air compressor. wanna loan of an air compressor mate
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Re: changing brake pads

AGreed, i have done it for years with a big G clamp, but i lashed out and bought a tool, was so easy.
The EA/D rear brake tool cost me $33 from repco, and the general piston tool cost me $28.
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