Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Newton, NC, USA
Replacing front brake pads 2000 LT
After several searches for info on how to remove the front brake pad retaining pins on my 2000 LT, I stumbled on a link to a thread from 2006 describing how to do it. Since it was so difficult to find, I'm going to post the procedure here.
Remove the caliper bolts and rock the calipers back and forth on the rotor to push the pads back. Slip the caliper off the rotor. Remove the retaining clip. Locate the small hole that the retaining pin rests in on the inside of the caliper. Using a nail punch and a hammer, holding the punch with 2nd and 3rd finger with the index finger holding the caliper, tap the punch lightly. The pin will pop right out and the pads will drop out. Once I found how to remove the pins, the pad swap went quickly. I was finished in no time. Can't say how long, for I didn't look at the clock.
This procedure will be the same for 1999 and early 2001 LTs with Brembo calipers.
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