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Is there anything special about changing brake pads on a 2004 Escalade?

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CHANGING THE BRAKE PADS IS THE SAME AS ANY OTHER CAR OR TRUCK THERE IS NOTHING DIFFERENT, MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE BRAKE RESEIVOIR CAP PUSH THE PISTON BACK SLOW AND REPLACE THE BRAKE PADS.

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Use a large C-Clamp. That is the typical way of compressing the piston into the front caliper. Use an old brake pad in between the piston and the clamp in order to protect the piston rim.

For the rear you need to turn the piston as you crank with the C clamp. It's a lot easier with the right tool. Any good parts store has the tool. The tool to use is a universal brake caliper tool, I picked mine up from Pep boys for $10 bucks. The tool fits on a socket wrench and you turn it clockwise to depress the piston into position.
If everything is apart and you don't have an extra car, just used a pair of sturdy needle nose pliers to get int the groves and twist, no pressure needed.
Torque it down just enough to get the caliper back on. Once it is all bolted back up you will pull many many times on your e-brake handle to tighten the piston back up against the new pad.
Good luck, but try to use the tool.

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No, you can follow the general routine for changing brake pads. Provided its just the pads themselves, there is nothing special or unique about how they are mounted or how they operate

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