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Brake pads calipers

My calipers broke when I was replacing pads so I bought calipers explain process of putting pads on calipers and what tools I need.

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Need a C-clamp to squeeze the caliper to widest depth so new brake pads and rotor will fit. Just do reverse order of how you take off the parts.

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