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Changing the brakes

Are there any special tool I should get when changing the brake pads

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JUST A SCREW DRIVER AND MAYBE A PAIR OF CHANNEL PLIERS TO PRESS BACK THE CALIPER PISTONS

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you compress rear brake caliper?

Dear Sir/madam,

The pistons on the rear brake calipers SCREW in to the caliper. There are notches on the inner edge of the piston face. engage the notches with a large needle nose plier or a large flat washer and turn clockwise (as you face the piston) to turn the piston in.
There is a special tool that is available at your local autoparts store that is absolutely necessary and will save you a ton of time and aggravation. Using a needle nose plier or washer does not allow you to apply enough pressure unless your are the incredible hulk.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: unable to remove front brake rotor

Hello, one "trick" is to grab a big hammer and hit the face of the rotor (the part that goes on the hub between the lug studs, NOT the brake pads ride on) several times. A lot of the vehicles I have done this with you really have to whack between the lugs pretty hard and a lot of times. Just make sure you don't hit the lug studs.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i change front brake pads on 2007 honda odyssey

No, just a 14mm wrench or socket to remove the lower caliper bolt, swing the caliper up and slide the pads out. Compress the caliper piston with large slip joint pliers. Lubricate the pad ends where they touch the slides and install new pads.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: having problem changing rear brake pads on 2006 kia spectra

yes ... its a tool that you can buy at any well stocked auto parts store. Its cubed shaped, about an inch on each side, Its used to screw in the caliper piston

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 honda accord replace rear brakes

no, 12mm wrench or ratchet on 12mm socket. the piston is tough to push back in. its a twist in type and you will need some force to push and twist the piston back in. - note rear brake pads wearing out on the new 08-09 accords are very common and if under 16-18 thousand miles it may be covered. honda knows about this problem

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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