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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:57 pm 
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hey people... i have the old pads off ... how do i depress the brake so i can fit the thicker new pads on ... its on a 92 EB

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:12 pm 
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use a clamp to push em back. otherwise im pretty sure repco/autobahn sell a specific one to push them back.

im presuming your talking about the front ones

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:15 pm 
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Front or back? Front is simply take off brake fluid reservour cap and apply copious amounts of pressure to slowly push the piston back into position. Back you have to screw them back in (EA's were like this so I think EB's would be too). This has to do with the way they have setup the handbrake and auto adjusting, etc.

If the fronts are stuck, which can happen if you have let the brakes run way down (metal to metal), then you may have to take the brake caliper off the car completely. Once out of the car you simply put a block of wood on/in the piston and slowly, carefully tap the piston back in. You will get brake fluid spraying everywhere so be careful. Now put it back together and bleed the brakes.

If you don't need to remove the caliper lines then you will not need to bleed the brakes. But it is always a good idea to change the fluid when you change the pads as brake fluid is hydroscopic and does go bad.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:00 pm 
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thanks sorry it was the front brakes...

got them done.

thanks for the help.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:21 pm 
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6 inch "G" clamp
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:41 pm 
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If U lucky enough U can Pry the caliper back with pinch bar be very careful thus U don't have to bleed the brakes
thats what I did
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:45 am 
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ef_gas wrote:
If U lucky enough U can Pry the caliper back with pinch bar be very careful thus U don't have to bleed the brakes
thats what I did
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I would bleed the brakes anyway...

vik...for the sake of a few bob :shock: :shock: :shock:

 

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