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Not really, that job is pretty easy, I would suggest a clamp though, after you pull the caliper off, to push the piston back down so you can get the new pads in. And have your rotors checked and re-surfaced or replace if necessary. This can be done at some auto parts stores very reasonably. Take the lid off the master cylinder reservoir before you apply pressure to the clamp so the fluid level can spill out if necessary. Keep all your parts clean and do not remove the brake line unless you are going to bleed your brakes also. If you are mechanically adept this whole job will take less than two hours. take care and good luck.

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