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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you remove the clipers you have to get very agressive with them to pry them loose. When installing the new pads, you first must compress the hydraulic cylinder that compresses the brakes when you step on the pedal by using a C clamp to squeeze the round-shaped cylinder back as far as it will go. You may experience some overflow from your brake master cylinder (refill container on the top aft of your enginee compartment) because you are removing volume from the system by compressing the cylinder. Replace the pads, then when you rassemble it will easilly fit over the rotors. Otherwise it will not go back together. Also, watch out when reinstalling the pins (the ones that hold the calipers on). They can be cross-threaded easily and you don't want that to happen. You'll know you have them cross-threaded if you have to tighten them too hard. STOP! and back them out and look carefully at the angle of the pins as you thread them in. They should not be too hard to turn. It is also a good idea to lubricate the caliper pins with grease made especially for this purpose (check with your parts store). DO NOT get grease on the surface of the pads or rotors. Brake parts cleaner spray is handy to have to clean eveything after it is assembled together. Tighten all bolts and pins A LOT! They can come out if you don't tighten them pretty well. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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chyrsler used two different set-ups on the front of these vehicles as i have recently found out. the best bet for you to do is contact your local dealership and talk to service and let them know what edition you have renegade i.e. they will be able to tell you exactly which way yours comes off. sorry cant be more help to you but this way will save you tons of time and hassles. good luck and happy motoring.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Only the part that prevents you from removing the rotor needs to be removed. On the inboard side of this piece there are two bolts-one on top, one on bottom. Remove them and the part that is in the way will come off. Then the rotor is free. Those two bolts can be tough to remove if you are lying on the ground (no leverage). If they won't come off you will need to heat them to cherry red with acetylene or MAPP gas first. Propane will not get them hot enough. Don't burn the brake hoses or gas lines!
Posted on May 27, 2009
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I am trying to remove the rear rotors on a 2003 Subaru Baja and need to remove the caliper but one of the bolts holding the caliper is inaccessable with a wrench. How do I remove the second bolt to remove the caliper to rempve the rotor/
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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