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I want to change brake pads on my 03 Mazda Protege SE. What is best way to release hand break cable from caliber, remove caliber? This is the first set of breaks for this vehicle, but I've replaced pads on other vehicles before. I got tools.

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  • compliancedr May 12, 2009

    The cable is held to the caliper with a slid clip. I'm thinking that the clip must be pulled to release the cable to remove tension. THen I can remove the actual linkage.



    Thanks, I'll look at the repair with your directions in mind.

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Some calipers have a bolt holding the hand brake mechanism to the body of the caliper. hold the mechanism with a spnner or If yours dont simply lever the mechanism with a bar or long screw driver. Place a pair of lock pliers/ mole grips on the cable(not too tight or you'll fray/damage the cable) then remove the cable from the caliper. When you get the pads out use a screw driver or wind back tool to reset the caliper travel or you will damage the caliper or lose the hand brake altogether.

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