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New brakes fit perfectly but are too thick for calipers.

I had just bought new brake pads from auto zone. I double checked the website to make sure that I have the right model. They fit into place perfectly but they are too thick for the caliper to fit over. What should I do?

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The caliper has to have the pod looking things pushed back into themselves. Here you want to be sure to loosen the top to the brake mater cylinder and cover it with a large rag to keep brake fluid from flowing all over your paint.


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Posted on May 05, 2010

You have to retract the caliper pistons. Ever do brakes before?

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