Question about 2003 Renault 181
The only specialty tool you will need outside of a good ratchet set is a caliper tool to push the piston back into the caliper. You can rent these from most auto parts store for free with a small returnable deposit.
Do not try to push the piston in without this tool as you would do with older vehicles. It must be rotated as it is pushed in and failure to do it right will ruin the caliper assembly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 300zx front brakes.
Nothing more special than a basic metric socket set, a good size C-clamp, and maybe a screwdriver. Remove the wheel and unbolt the caliper from the hub (two bolts on the backside, I believe 17mm). Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap. Slide the caliper off the rotor and remove the outer pad. Use the C-clamp against the inner pad to compress the pistons back into the caliper to provide clearance for the new, thicker pads to clear the rotor. Do the same for the outer pistons. Install the new pads, remount the caliper, and put the wheel back on. Replace the fluid cap, pump up the brake pedal for pressure, then take it out and bed the pads in with several back to back stops from 30mph with steady, even pressure on the pedal. You'll be good to go at that point.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
no special tools just something to push the piston back like a pair of plumer grips or a srurdy screwdriver
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
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