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Front Brake pad removel

Whats holding the front brake pads in, my 1999 Silverado 4X4. The rest of the Rotor and pad replacement is no problem. I just can't see how to get the pads out. I know when you tell me I'll feel real stupid.

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It's getting the pads out of the caliper. Is there a techneique to do this??

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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How far did you get? First you need to remove the bolts holding the caliper to the mounting bracket(outer most bolts). Then remove the pads with hammer,screwdriver ect. , then remove the two bolts holding the mounting bracket to the knuckle(closest to the axle). then remove the rotor(beat it off with a hammer if replacing). make shure to remove those slider tin clips and clean rust from the cast iron square nub that sticks up where the clips go-This is the most important part of the job 'cause if you don't have freely moving pads during assembly then the brakes aren't going to work properly or last long at all.
Good luck

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