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How to replace 2004 mazda 6 brake pads

I was able to remove the 2 bolts for the caliper but not able to remove it from the disk. I can't replace my pads for this reason. Can someone please tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance.

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  • ranicete Nov 02, 2008

    Yes the caliper is moving but not clearing the lip. I tried to use screw driver but I was afraid I might damage the disc.

  • ranicete Nov 02, 2008

    Yes the caliper is moving but not clearing the lip. I tried to use screw driver but I was afraid I might damage the disc. I guess this is the only way. I just held back a bit. i will try again.

  • ranicete Nov 02, 2008

    Thank you very much mas66

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Does the caliper move around if you try to lever it away from the disc? Are all the bolts definitely removed? Often it is just that the pads needs to be pushed back a bit so they will clear the lip on the disc. Try putting a screwdriver on lever bar between the inner pad and the disc and pushing the brake piston back a bit, that may free it up to clear the lip. Check that the caliper slides move freely when you get the caliper off, if not remove and clean / regrease them.

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