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I'm trying to replace my front pads there are 2

I'm trying to replace my front pads on a 1989 mazda 323 there are 2 long pins that go inside the end of the pads. that hold them in place, i can not get them out is there a special tool? i have tried vice grips etc nothing works
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Replace left and right brake pads at the same time. Do not replace brake pads for one side of the vehicle only.

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove tire and wheel assemblies.
  3. Remove pad pins and springs.
  4. Remove brake pads, then shims.
  5. Reverse procedure to install. When installing new brake pads, push caliper piston inward using piston compressor No. 490221600C or equivalent.

nothing Special that I see

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