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 Post subject: How to seperate brake pads?
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:25 pm 
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I was replacing my lower ball joint today, and whilst putting everything back together my son was sitting in the front seat playing around and pumped the brakes. The caliper was off the rotor tied up, and now the caliper piston has fully extended and both the pads are touching each other :( any idea the best way to seperate them :(
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 Post subject: Re: How to seperate brake pads?
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Can you get a G clamp to press one side down, so you can slip both the pads out?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to seperate brake pads?
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Hmm i cant seem to get them far enough appart to get a clamp on:/
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 Post subject: Re: How to seperate brake pads?
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:26 pm 
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68stang wrote:
Hmm i cant seem to get them far enough appart to get a clamp on:/

leave both pads in and use the g clamp to push the piston back in,then you can flush and bleed the brakes

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to seperate brake pads?
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:58 pm 
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loosen off the bleed nipple, then it'll be easier to push the piston back, as it'll just force the fluid out the nipple.

once done, top up the reservoir and bleed the caliper.

 

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