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Changing rear brake pads on a 2003 jeep liberty

What's up! having a hard time putting my new pads on? if i losen my brake fuild line will it open my caliburs,to get the pads on. and if i have to bleed the brakes whats involed? thanks

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No, do not open the brake fluid lines. If the piston has groves cut in to the face of it, you will need a special compressor for it. Most new cars with 4 wheel discs use this type of piston. Instead of just pushing the piston in (as you would on older style calipers) you actually need to turn it clockwise while you push it in. They sell the tool at auto parts stores.

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • montecdub Jun 15, 2011

    This is not true on the jeep liberty, open the bleeder a little and they will push right in, or use a C clamp to compress it but becarful because the piston is ceramic.

  • Joey Cook Jun 15, 2011

    Do not open the bleeder, remove the cap on the master cylinder. If it is full, remove some of the fluid with a turkey baster. As you compress the caliper piston, watch the brake fluid @ the master cylinder to make sure it doesn't overflow.

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