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Jack up veh remove tire on back of caliper there are 2 bolts not the bolts on backing plate on the caliper remove caliper up and off pads remove pads using one of the old pads and a c-clamp carefully and slowly compress the caliper pistons back flush when done using a piece of wire hang caliper out of way check rotors if need to be cut remove and cut or if needed replace with new apply anti squeal lube on the backing of both pads reinsert pads bolt on caliper done

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