Question about 2001 Mazda 626
Need a quick overview on removing front and rear disk pads.
rear brakes binding after use of hand brake, cleaned and lubricated hand brake mechnism. found no defect to cable or parts.
Front disk pads 60% used +/_ 40% left and rear 80% used +/_ 20% left.
Preliminaries Do 1 wheel at a time Use a jackstand on the wheel you are working on (safety First) Remove the tire on the selected wheel
The Brake caliper is usually held on by 2 bolts. Some of the bolts are Allen wrench type, usually about ¼ inch or 5/16 inch. Remove and the complete brake caliper can be lifted off the rotor. The pads can now be removed. Before installing the new pads you must first return the pad piston to their original position in the caliper. Open the hood of the engine compartment and remove the cover on the master cylinder. This allow the brake fluid to be returned to the master cylinder. To return the pad piston to the original position you will need a C clamp and a flat piece of metal like a small flat file. Put the flat piece of metal on the piston and use the C clamp to put pressure on the piston. Tighten the C clamp slowly and you will see the piston slowly retract into the caliper body. Now you can insert the new pads into the caliper. Mount the caliper over the rotor and reinstall the 2 bolts.
Loringh Hope this helps Good Luck PS Please leave a rating if Appropriate Thanks
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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