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Brake pads how do u change ur brake rear brake pads

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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    cant get piston to push back on rear brake of 2007 ford galaxy tried using g clamp should it screw in what tool should i use

  • tzepp1 Aug 14, 2008

    i have the same problem w/ my 06' montana

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Its easier than you think. To open the caliper you simply apply pressure and turn the piston, like screwing it in. You must push it in at the same time or it doesn't work.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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Wow, Greg, thanks for your answer! I had no idea it was so simple. I'll have to look into changing my brake pads myself. Historically, I've always had it done by a professional. But I had no idea the pads were that easy to change on your own. http://elkhartautorepair.com/Auto_Repairs_Elkhart_IN.html

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I also have the same question. Is it any different changing the front then it is changing the rear? I have friend who's car steering wheel shakes everytime he breaks also, we think it is the disc issue not just the break pads.

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SOURCE: Jeep Commander Rear Brake Pad Installation

Per Chilton Auto repair manual:

Removal & Installation

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel.
  3. Siphon a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  4. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper cover (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore.
  5. Remove the caliper slide bolts.
  6. Remove the caliper from the anchor.

    WARNING Support the brake caliper with mechanics wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
  7. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.
To install:
  1. Install the brake pads onto the caliper.
  2. Lubricate the slide pin bolts with grease provided with the brake pads, or suitable silicon grease equivalent.
  3. Install the caliper on the anchor and tighten the slide pin bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  4. Install the rear wheel.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Pump the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained in order to properly seat the pads.
  7. Refill the brake fluid reservoir to the proper level.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: rear brake cylinders are stuck, can not push them in

I'm not sure about your vehicle but some models must be turned as they go back.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

SOURCE: 2005 malibu rear disk brakes

Actually, you need a "cube tool" and need to twist the caliper/piston head clockwise in order to compress it. A C-clamp will not work.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: CHANGING REAR BRAKE PADS

the best thing you can do is go to an autoparts store and purchase a haynes repair manual for your car. cost about $18, but will show you everything you need to know, with pictures.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: how to change rear brake shoe pads of 2005 mitsubishi lancer

Hello, this do it yourself project is very manageable if it is brake pads that you are replacing on your car; if they are disc shoes it may be a little bit harder. In essence a brake job can be done straight out of a auto manual for your car and is not to diffucult as long as you follow good safety procedures while jacking up your vehicle and removing your wheels. First, I would park your car and setting your parking break will make your rear brakes impossible to get off so do not set it. I would however keep this in mind and be very careful working on your car then. I would chaulk your front wheel with a chaulk block or a brick. I would loosen your lug nuts just to break the intial torque I would then jack up the rear of your vehicle and set jack stands under your car in the proper locations. Then systematically, remover your wheel and then the two bolts holding your caliper to the spindle. Carefully, remove the caliper and do not let it hang becuase you will bend your brake line. Remove old shoes, then compress the caliper with a caliper compression tool from your local auto parts store or a c-clamp and a small block of wood. Inspect the rotor for deep gouges, a blue tint, or if you know you have gotten them really hot before I would replace the rotor. Next, install the new brake pads, put rotor back onto spindle and insert bolts back into caliper housing. Repeat for the next side and put the wheel back on and remember to torque your lug nuts to the proper specification. I hope this fixes your problem for you!

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But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
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