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brakes are brakes, push in , turn in, or two piece calipers. remove wheel , remove two bolts that hold caliper in place, remove replace pads if rotors look good if not remove caliper retainer and rotor replace or have resurfaced at local part store with service. if push in piston push in with c-clamp or piston tool, if turn in will be solid on top with slots for tool to turn in turn to right, tool can be gotten at parts store, if two piece take apart and put back then bleed brakes.
Remove the caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper. Replace brake pads as necessary. Special tool is required to retract caliper piston to fit over new pads. (see picture below) Retract piston in caliper using special tool to rotate clockwise and make sure the notch in the piston is aligned properly so the tab on the inner pad will fit in properly. Reinstall caliper assembly and caliper mounting bolts.
you can loosen the bleeder valve and then use a C clamp to press it back in and then retighten the valve, You will lose a little fluid but will not need to re-bleed the lines.
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You will need to unbolt the caliper, usally 2 bolts, take the caliper off the rotor, remove the pads. You will need a larger c-clamp or a caliper piston tool to compress the piston, if there are two indentations in the face of the cylinder piston, you will need a brake tool to turn the piston, clockwise a few times press in the piston and repeat until the piston is completely back into the caliper. Install the new pads and put the caliper back on. Make sure you pump up your brake peddle a few times after the job, before you take off.
TOOLS YOU NEED TO REPLACE FRONT BRAKES YOU NEED A FLOOR JACK AND JACK STANDS.YOU NEED C - CLAMP TO COMPRESS CALIPER PISTON IN ITS BORE. SO THE BRAKE SHOES IN CALIPER WILL FIT OVER THE DISC OR ROTOR.YOU NEED A SIPHON OR LARGE SYRINGE TO REMOVE A LITTLE BRAKE FLUID FROM MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR SO WHEN YOU COMPRESS CALIPER PISTON BRAKE FLUID WONT SPILL OVER MAKE A MESS POSSIBLE DAMAGE CAR PAINT.SHOULD AVOID GET IT ON YOUR HANDS ALSO.YOU NEED A 3/8 RATCHET AND SOCKET SET.ITS ALSO GOOD TO HAVE A HAYNES OR CHILTON REPAIR MANUAL.IT WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.BESURE WHEN YOU FINISH PUTTING ON BRAKE PADS.PUMP UP BRAKES WITH BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL THEY ARE FIRM.MAKE SURE YOU PUT BACK ON MASTER CYLINDER COVER BEFORE PUMPING UP BRAKES.AFTER PUMPING UP BRAKES TO SEAT BRAKE PADS AGAINST ROTOR CHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL.
You Will Need A 13-14 mm Wrench for Caliper Bolts .A Large Flathead Screwdriver to Spred open Caliper/Shoes to Remove Caliper from Rotor,
After rhis you Can use a LARGE "C" Clamp to CLOSE Caliper Piston.
Straight forward job. Remove wheels, remove 2 caliper bolts per wheel, check bolts,and bushings for wear/corrosion and lubricate, remove calipers, remove brake pads, push caliper pistons into calipers, replace anti-rattle clips, put new pads in, put caliper and bolts in, put wheels on. Start truck and press brake pedal several times to take up slack and you're done.
Its extremely hard to explain how to install front brake parts without some sort of diagram. Here is what you can do, go to your local library and you can print out the diagrams you need, copies are only about ten cents a copy.
My hyundai had the emergency brake bracket (mounted to the back of the caliper) rust solid. I used rust eater to get it to slightly break loose. I eventually had to replace both calipers. It is a very consistant problem. My new ones need alot of attention now as well I covered them in caliper paint to help with the rusting. The pads are very simple replacement 2 bolts on the back of the caliper. Remove the pads then screw back in the piston with a import tool from any auto parts store put pads back in, put back on the caliper.