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How to you get the brakes to depress down to fit on pads

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With a c-clamp, put one of the old brake pads in front of the caliper piston and with the c-clamp press the piston in.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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How can i change the rear brakes pads?


1.Remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir

2.Loosen the wheel nuts then raise the vehicle and remove wheel

3.Push the piston back into the bore to provide room for the new brake pads.A C-clamp can be used to accomplish this As the piston is depressed to the bottom of the caliper bore the fluid in the master cylinder will rise.Make sure is doesnt overflow.If necessary drain off some of the fluid. 4.Before removing anything,spray the disc,and brake pads with brake system cleaner dont use compressed air 5.remove the caliper mounting bolt,the banjo fitting for the brake hose shouldnt be disconnected unless you are removing the caliper or hose replacement

6.Swing the caliper up and secure the caliper up towards the spring with a piece of wire then remove the lower and upper anti-rattle springs.Remove the outer brake pad and shim then remove the inner brake pad ans shim(s)

7.Remove and inspect the upper and lower pad retainer clips,the pad retainer clips should fit snugly in the caliper mounting bracket;if they dont,replace them.Apply thin film of high-temperature grease to the retainer

8.Apply anti-squel compound to the back of pads install the new inner pad and shim(s) make sure the "ears" on the upper and lower ends of the pad are fully engaged with their respective grooves and the pad retainer clips

9.Install the new outer pad and shim if new pad has no shim take the old shimoff the old pad and install it on the new outer pad.Install the upper and lower anti-rattle springs

10.Clean off the caliper pin and coat it with high-temperature grease.Lubricate the lower caliper pin with grease too thenswing the caliper down over the disc and new pads (if the piston hits the inner pad depress the piston further into the caliper bore with your c-clamp

11.Install the mounting bolt and tighten it to the torque specifications (44-63) 99 and earlier models (51-55)00 and later models
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Successfully changed front brakes but when i went to change rear brakes the caliper seems to be stuck.what can i do?


your rear brake has most likely a drum in hat style brake.

The caliper is not stuck, you need a special tool to rotate the piston of the brake caliper and depress it down. It is connected to your parking brake, that is why this security measure was taken.

the special tool looks like this :

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a ratchet fits in the center hole and depending on the style of piston you have you will need a specific side of this "cube" tool.
you may need to slide the pads out to see the piston.

I hope this helps, Goodluck!

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bleed the brake again. if the pedal goes to the floor with little resistance, then the master cylinder is your problem.
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How do I fit new brake pads(rear)?


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--REAR---  wash the brake assembly  depress the piston using a C-clamp Remove the upper caliper mounting bolt Pivot the caliper down for access to the brake pads Remove the inner brake pad and the outer brake pad Remove the upper and lower pad support plates; make sure they are a tight fit and aren't worn. If necessary replace them Install the brake pads in the caliper mounting bracket pull out the sliding pins, cleanthem, then apply a coat of high-temperature grease to the pins and install them. Replace any boots that are worn or damaged Swing the caliper back into place, install the bolt and tighten 
Caliper mounting bolt torque is 16 to 24 ft-lb rear caliper mounting bracket bolt is 37 to 44 ft-lb

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Replace brake pads on chev. colorado pick-up


90% of the time the sequence is identical.

Slacken wheelnuts.
Jack up and support on axle stand.
Remove roadwheel.

There should be two bolts holding the brake caliper on - usually on the inside.
Slacken both, but only remove the lower one.
The caliper should then be able to swing up pivoting on the top bolt.
You can remove this top bolt, but support the weight of the assembly with wire to the suspension spring - so as not to stress the brake hose.
Remove the brake pads, and clean the areas the pads seat on.

Push back the pistons. Some require a special tool, most make do with a wooden packer and suitable large lever - or G clamp.

Fit new pads. Pay particular attention to any fitting clips, springs, rods or pins that are needed.

With new pads in, swing down caliper into position. Fit new attatchment bolts or use a threadlock on fixings. & tighten.

Still with wheel off, depress brake pedal to activate brakes - & check for leaks and working.
With foot off brake, check hub turns with no problems.
Refit wheel and repeat for other side.

ALWAYS replace brakes in axle pairs.

Hope this helps.

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