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How do you remove the rear brake pads?

How do you remove the rear brake pads?

First step in removing the rear pads is to remove the small R clip that’s through the pin, and then gently tap the pin loose with a drift and hammer. Tap from the offside, but don’t fully remove it yet. Next remove the caliper by undoing the two large torx bolts. The caliper and silver coloured slider can then be removed.

What to do when you need to change your brake caliper?

Apply an anti-seizing fluid on the bolts before screwing them in if you want to remove them easier next time you need to make repairs on your brakes. Slide the brake pads onto the front and back of the caliper bracket. You can use the same brake pads that you had before or you can buy new ones if they need to be replaced.

Can you remove retainer pin from brake caliper?

Remove retainer pin from caliper. Turning or twisting the pin while trying to pull it out will make it easier to pull out. On each brake pad you will see that a wire is attached to them. This is the brake pad sensor that warns you inside of your car when the pads are worn out and need to be replaced.

How do you remove pads from a caliper?

Remove warning wire contacts from pads. Now that the wire and the pin are out of the way, you can remove the pads from the caliper. The spring that holds the pad down can be set aside which will give you access to the pad. It might be necessary to depress the pistons on the caliper in order to give the pads enough room to be pulled out.

How often to rebuild brake calipers?

There is no hard and fast rule for caliper rebuilding frequency. Some calipers won’t need to be rebuilt during the life of the vehicle. High-powered race cars may need to have calipers rebuilt several times per season . At each pad change, inspect the calipers carefully.

How do I replace disc brake pads?

Take out the disc brake pads. Inspect the rotor for wear and replace, if necessary. Rotate the piston clockwise with the special tool, rear caliper piston adjuster, T87P-2588-A, until properly seated. Position one of the piston slots so it engages the brake pad’s fastener. Replace the disc brake pads with the new ones.

How long do brake calipers last?

Most brake pad companies and mechanics agree that pads typically last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. Brake rotors can last quite a bit longer (as much as 3 times as long as pads), but again this depends on many factors like your driving conditions and brake system maintenance.

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Ruth Doyle