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Precaution taken while servicing ABS brakes

When replacing brake pads on any anti-lock brake system alway open the bleeder screw on the brake caliper before compressing caliper piston or possible damage can occur to the anti-lock hydraulics. Brake fluid should be purged from all cars and trucks after 5 years of operation, old fluid can be contaminated by moisture in the lines and calipers causing rust which in turn can sieze caliper pistons and cause braking inadeqaucies and possible failure.

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i have a 2001 BMW 318I, E46 MODEL , HOW DO YOU FIT BRAKE PADS TO FRONT AND REAR, THANKS TREVOR.


YOU NEED A PISTON COMPRESS TOOL TO PRESS PISTON BACK IN THE BORE WITH THE BLEEDER SCREW OPEN ON THE CALIPER*.CLOSE BLEEDER SCREW JUST BEFORE THE CALIPER PISTON IS PUSHED FULLY INTO CALIPER.THIS WILL ALLOW ROOM FOR NEW BRAKE PADS AND CALIPER FIT OVER THE BRAKE ROTOR.WHEN FINISH.PUTTING BRAKE PADS ON YOU HAVE TO BLEED BRAKE SYSTEM.DONT DRIVE VECHICLE IF YOU CANT GET A GOOD FIRM BRAKES.

Oct 15, 2010 | BMW 318 Cars & Trucks

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Will I need a caliper reset tool kit to change the brakes on my 2007 toyota sienna or will a standard c-clamp do the job? And since it is an ABS system, I assume that brakes must be bled, correct?


Brake Pads Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Remove the front wheels. Front brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5838.gif

  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder.
  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and remove the brake caliper from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, wear indicators and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins and bushings from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins and bushings with brake grease.
  2. Install the bushing on the slide pin.
  3. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  4. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  5. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  6. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  7. Install the pad wear indicator facing upward and install the pads on the caliper support.
  8. Install the caliper on the support.
  9. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  10. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  11. Install the front wheels.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder. Rear brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5842.gif

  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and rear brake caliper assembly from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins with brake grease.
  2. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  3. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  4. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  5. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  6. Install the rear pads on the caliper support.
  7. Install the rear caliper on the support.
  8. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  9. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  10. Install the front wheels.
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Sep 18, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Sienna

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On my 2002 cavalier, replaced front pads. compressed calipers without opening bleeder ( my mistake!). Now I have no pressure on left rear and front right wheels. It has anti-lock brakes. Thanks


You are not suppose to open the bleeders when replacing the brake pads.After pad removal you compress the pistons into the calipers and install new pads after cleaning and lubing the slides.Then just pump the pedal til it comes back up.Usually takes about 3 or 4 pumps.Make sure you didn`t break a brake line.If there were any problems with the anti lock brakes the light would come on.Hope this helps.Let me know.Good luck.

Jan 18, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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changing front breaks on a 2006 titan...cant seem to get the caliper over the new break pads


hi , your caliper pistons are not retracted all the way in , use 1 of the old pads against the piston(s) use a big channel locks or big c clamp , open the bleeder screw , compress the piston(s) back in all the way , lock the bleeder screw , when calipers are reinstalled , don't forget to pump the pads out with the brake pedal before your throw it in gear , because the first couple of brake pedal strokes will reset the pads to the rotors . then recheck the brake fluid level .

J5

Jan 25, 2009 | 2006 Nissan Titan

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