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Do I need to remove reservoir cap when changing front brake pad's?

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Anytime you do a brake job, remove the cap at the reservoir. When you compress the pistons the brake fluid pushes back through the lines and if the cap is off it will bleed off any extra fluid. If the fluid overfills and has no where to go, this cause a lot of braking issues and can cause the brake and caliper assembly to lock down.

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In replacing front brake pads, do I first loosen or remove the two bolts that hold the caliper itself, should I have brake fluid resv cap off? Robert


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Jack and support the car

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