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mikeya3
01-22-2009, 01:32 PM
hi new to this forum, i having a bit of trouble changing my rear pads i cant get the two bolts out of the calipers ive been told by a friend that you need a special tool to release the preasure of something to allow the bolts to come out is this true and also any tips you may have as they need changing quickly

jose421
01-22-2009, 03:09 PM
MIKEYA

1 st of all don't forget to open the drain nipple ,
2nd , bear in mind that the rear caliper are fitted with the self compensating adjustment
for the hand brake!



In order to contract the piston I used the car weight to help me!!
dont laugh!!
it works

I lifter the car then
Put the caliper on the floor upside down
Put a wooden stick between piston to bottom car
Slowly lowered thecar and rotated the piston with big plier.

Dont laugh !! it works!!

Good luck

mikeya3
01-23-2009, 10:25 AM
MIKEYA

1 st of all don't forget to open the drain nipple ,
2nd , bear in mind that the rear caliper are fitted with the self compensating adjustment
for the hand brake!



In order to contract the piston I used the car weight to help me!!
dont laugh!!
it works

I lifter the car then
Put the caliper on the floor upside down
Put a wooden stick between piston to bottom car
Slowly lowered thecar and rotated the piston with big plier.

Dont laugh !! it works!!

Good luck

ok cheers mate:)