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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 01:17 PM
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post #47 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-18-2016, 03:40 PM
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When doing the front brake pads, if you look over the top to the caliper and look down
to see the piston, there is room on the side of the piston closest to firewall. Insert a
screwdriver and pry on the piston being careful of the rubber band on the piston. Put
some pressure on the piston by prying on the screwdriver moving the piston back into
the caliper about 1/8 inch and the caliper will easily come off. Pry on the screwdriver
slowly and you will feel the piston move. Easy to do once you've done it.
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Excellent information...the only thing missing for me is the wrench sizes needed for the bolts that attach the caliper to the steering knuckle, along with the rear bracket. Trying to save myself multiple trips to the hardware store.

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14mm for the slide pins and 18mm for the bracket-to-knuckle bolts.

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Thanks, thesavo. This may sound like a dumb question, but the are the bracket bolts for the back calipers the same size as the fronts?

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I haven't yet done the rears, sorry.

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post #52 of 54 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 08:05 AM
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Thesavo, no problem. I just read in another forum that all one needs to do with the rear calipers is swing it out of the way by removing one of the guide pins, as if to change the brake pads.

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excellent post. thank you metaxa
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post #54 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 10:31 AM
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You need a 14mm socket to remove the rear rotor bracket (I have the 262mm rotors).

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