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Are the threads reversed on the bolts for removing the brakes on 2000 mazda protege? trying to chnge prake pads but bolts amazingly tight

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Try using a breaker bar

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Are rear brakes in 2000 mazda protege self adjusting?


If the rears are not adjusted right, it could be a problem. And they should be self-adjusting, although often the adjusters get frozen from rust, corrosion, dirt. To adjust them, you drive in reverse and hit the brakes. Every time you do this the adjuster should click-it has made one turn on the adjuster's star wheel. Do it a few times: reverse, press brakes; reverse, press brakes. If brakes were too loose, and adjusters were working, the brake pedal may brake better now-pedal may be higher when brakes are pressed. If not sure, peel off the rubber plug on back bottom of brake backing plate. You should see the adjuster star wheel. Use a screwdriver and see if you can turn the star wheel either way. If still not sure, take the brake drum off, pull the shoes off, and take off the adjuster for cleaning. They are very simple devices, only a few parts to them. If they need cleaning to free up, do so. Then use some high temperature grease, very sparingly, on the adjuster's threads. Put them back on, shoes, and drums, then do the reverse and brake again to get them adjusted. Should work great now. When you pull the drum off, you can check if you need new brake shoes- not likely, but check.
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Need instructions on how to change the front brake pads on a 1994 mazda protege...and i"m a girl so dont assume i know ANYTHING =O)


Ok simple
Place the car in park set the hand brake chock the rear wheels with a brick or a rock so the car does not move.

Now loosen both front tires and lift the car up to a good comfortable working height. Next remove the wheels and set them aside its pretty simple if your just going to replace the brake pads only, You will see something called the caliper it looks like a clamp it will be held on by two screws they can be special screws or simple bolts you remove both of them. now the caliper (clamp) is off there will be a piston that will be pushed very far out you must use brake spreader or very large pliers or a C clamp to push that piston all the way back in. You do this to both sides than once your done with that you will get your new set of brake pads and match them to your old one's make sure there the same and than you install them right where the old one's are with the caliper off. You put it back on over the brake pads clean up the entire area with some brakleen brake parts cleaner. than attatch the caliper with its two bolts and tighten them tight and place the wheels back on the vehicle set it down and remove the jack stands pump up the brakes till there hard BEFORE attempting to drive and that's it your done go for a test drive check over your work 2 times before you set the car down.

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I want to change brake pads on my 03 Mazda Protege SE. What is best way to release hand break cable from caliber, remove caliber? This is the first set of breaks for this vehicle, but I've replaced pads on...


Some calipers have a bolt holding the hand brake mechanism to the body of the caliper. hold the mechanism with a spnner or If yours dont simply lever the mechanism with a bar or long screw driver. Place a pair of lock pliers/ mole grips on the cable(not too tight or you'll fray/damage the cable) then remove the cable from the caliper. When you get the pads out use a screw driver or wind back tool to reset the caliper travel or you will damage the caliper or lose the hand brake altogether.

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Brake Pad Replacement


Are you talking about the rear brakes? It's tricky because there is a bolt directly behind the piston that MUST be opened first. The gear inside, after opening that bolt, must be loosened with a hex key to retract the piston so that you can remove/replace the pads

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Changing the rotor on my 2002 hyundai accent


? you want to change the rotor? the rotors are on the front of the car and they dont have "shoes" they have pads. and a little tap or some heat would get the bolts off. or soak bolts in WD-40 for 10 mins.

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How to adjust caliper for rear brakes on a Mazda Protege Es.


on the rear calipers there is a 14m bolt on the back of the caliper beside the parking brake braket.
remove bolt on the inside there is a hex screw. as you turn it the piston gose in or out.
check calipers for damage.

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93 mazda protege clutch repair tips needed


to take out your drive shafts you first need to drain oil from gearbox.plug is on the bottom of box.when this is done remove wheels..take off your disc caliper (2 bolts).tie them up out of way.remove disc rotor(should just slide off).then you need to remove split pins from your steering rack(tierod).. 2 bolts where the part bolts to the strut.next is at base (lower control arm).you will see a bolt and nut(this will be tight to get out use a soft punch like copper or brass shaft to knock bolt out.dont damage thread).to replace this you have to make sure it sits in the right place or you will damage thread when you fit the bolt...when all this is done the hard part comes.the drive shaft is very tight in the gearbox due to a spring type circlip on the axle shaft.you have to wrench the shaft towards you to free it .some times you may have to get a very solid big flat screwdriver in between the gearbox and shaft to loosen past the clip.when it is free ,just slide out.when you have done what you need to do.assembly is just reversing whatyou have just done . to fill gearbox up you have to take out the speedo cable and speedo drive from the gearbox (at back off motor,1 little bolt).top up .you have a mark on the drive to tell you the level.hope this helps (have fun)

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