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I've got the old pads out on the front discs on my Mazda 323i '96 put the distance between the disc and the caliper for the outer replacement pad isn't wide enough to allow the new pad to slide in? is there any adjustment on the caliper? The inner one is ok as you can gain the extra width by easing the piston back

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The caliper should slide in and out to allow it to line up with the rotor (needs to come out some, right?). as long as you have the piston fully retracted, the total distance between pads should be more than the thickness of the rotor. Am I making sense?

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For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also.
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!!!
For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
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9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
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  • Remove wheel. Disconnect pad wear wire, it pulls out of the connector.
  • Remove lower caliper bolt (at the back of caliper at the bottom), need a 13mm ring spanner for head of bolt and 17mm to stop it spinning
  • Use a screw driver between the back of the outer pad and the caliper to raise the caliper back away from the back of outer pad. Pivot caliper upwards to rest on top of wheel disc (good idea to tie it up with some wire) .
  • Remove and discard old pads , clean out with wire brush and soft brush , don't breath in to much of the dust its nasty.
  • Fit new pads (remember pad wear sensor on inside pad), make sure that the pads are in contact with the disc , and the top of them sitting flush with the rim of the disc, don't force them into this position they should naturally sit there.
  • Lower caliper down into position, you may need to push back the piston further in order to make room for the new pads , do this with you hands or a small piece of timber. Keep an eye on the brake fluid reservoir , your pushing fluid back in so if its over full it may spill over. Refit lower caliper bolt (Renault say to replace this each time), and tighten. Reconnect pad wear sensor.
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For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. 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!!! For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. (On my car y have 288 mm). After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow: 1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose! 2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper. 3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease). 4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier. 5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston. 6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary! 7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing. 8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward). 9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier. 10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm. 11. Install both caps. 12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

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Brake Pads
Removal & Installation
Front





3.4L front disc brake assembly
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4.0L and 4.7L front disc brake assembly
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To Remove:


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Front wheel
    • Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads
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To Install:

CAUTION
Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the
vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons
on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or
replacement of the brake caliper.


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    • Clip
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  5. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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Rear
To Remove:


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Rear wheel






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    • 4 pad support plates from the rear caliper mounting

To Install:


  1. Install or connect the following:

    • 4 pad support plates on the rear caliper mounting
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    • Anti-squeal shims on each brake pad
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  2. Apply lithium soap base glycol grease to the sliding part of 2 caliper slide
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  3. Install or connect the following:

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    • Rear wheel

  4. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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  3. Make matchmarks on the disc and the axle hub.
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  1. Align matchmarks and disc onto axle hub.
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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Pads Removal
syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If brake fluid is spilt on the paintwork, the affected area must be immediately washed down with cold water.
  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
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  1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If the caliper piston is retracted into the housing, brake fluid will be displaced from the master cylinder.
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  1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
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  1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
    Install the outer brake pad.
  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Install the caliper.
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    1. Install the bolt covers.
  1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
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1. Hand Brake ON , loosen wheel bolts to hand tight, jack up front wheel , chock back wheels , put axle stands/blocks in place (just in case) .

2. Remove wheel. Disconnect pad wear wire , it pulls out of the connector.

3. Remove lower caliper bolt (at the back of caliper at the bottom) , need a 13mm ring spanner for head of bolt and 17mm to stop it spinning

4. Use a screw driver between the back of the outer pad and the caliper to prise the caliper back away from the back of outer pad. Pivot caliper upwards to rest on top of wheel disc (good idea to tie it up with some wire) .

5. Remove and discard old pads , clean out with wire brush and soft brush , don't breath in to much of the dust its nasty.

6. Fit new pads (remember pad wear sensor on inside pad), make sure that the pads are in contact with the disc , and the top of them sitting flush with the rim of the disc, don't force them into this position they should naturally sit there.

7. Lower caliper down into position, you may need to push back the piston further in order to make room for the new pads , do this with you hands or a small piece of timber. Keep an eye on the brake fluid resivoir , your pushing fluid back in so if its over full it may spill over. Refit lower caliper bolt (Renault say to replace this each time), and tigthen. Reconect pad wear sensor.

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  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Remove the front disc brake caliper bolts. torx bit. T20?
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Installation
  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston.
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    Fully retract the caliper piston.
  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
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2. Fully retract the caliper piston
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3. Install the outer brake pad.

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  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
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  1. Install the caliper.
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