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Front brake pads how to replace? Please if you could give me the correct steps for this particular model,i would appreciate it,1996 mitsi mirage model cj1a engine 4g13

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I haven't replaced pads for your car in particular but I have done many disc brakes before. Remove the tire. Remove the front caliper being careful not to pull on the brake line hose too hard. Leave it connected. The caliper should have only two bolts or more attaching it to the hub assy. After you get the caliper off you can remove the pads paying attention to the way they are installed. Before putting the new pads in take a "C" clamp and compress the caliper piston in all the way so the new pads fit. Always only do one side at a time so you can refer to the other side if you get stuck..Hope this helps.

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