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-Make sure brake line and the master cylinder is not leak and must completely bleed.
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've done it and hated every minute of it.
Get a quality brake piston rotator tool. The Autozone 5 sided cube is no good.
you will have to spin the piston back about 4-5 turns until it fully retracts.
The expanding/ 500lb pressure clamps do no good b/c the brake is like a hydraulic screw. You can't compress this type of brake.
Starting the rotation of the piston back will require two people
1 to hold the tool and ratchet on the piston, the other to turn the ratchet.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
1. torque on the slide pins is about 25 to 30 ft lbs.
2. torque on caliper bracket to knuckle is 80 to 100 ft lbs
3. get the best pad you can get ,its an Acura . I recommend Bendix import quiet ceramic pads.
4. ceramic = less noise/dust less stopping power
metalics= better stopping power/noisey lots of dust
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
you have to fitt the caliper realy tight to get a good hand brake..remove the caliper..With pads in place. Press the brake to push out the piston.Only a little.Then replace the caliper with it realy tight onto pads.Then work the handbrake up and down a few times then you should be ok.Dont worrie about the brake being a bit tight.Just take it for a short run then.It will losen up.The handbrake is self adjusting.
Posted on May 31, 2009
If the calipers have two,or four notches in the piston of the calipers,then the pistons have to be turned in,one side turns left,and the other right,then they will go back,the auto parts store sells a cheap tool for this,that you use a 3/8 drive ratchet with,if this was helpful,please rate,and thank you
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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