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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 6th, 2008, 5:27 am Thread Starter
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Front brake pads question.

Having a senior moment (well, ok - more than a moment!!) here. I've taken off the front brake calipers before; obviously to remove the wheel rim. However, not sure about the necessity for just replacing the pads?? Can I remove the two caliper bolts; back away the caliper a bit and push/pull to get the pistons recessed; and then will the pads just drop out if I remove the cotter pins from the keeper rods, and pull the rods? OR, do I gotta remove the caliper completely off the rotor (which I've tried, butt I ain't holdin' my mouth just right, I guess!). TIA - at 0420 ayemm!!! Darn neighbor's dog!!
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post #2 of 5 Old Sep 6th, 2008, 8:40 am
 
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Hi Dick
I just did mine on a 2002 LT. Your almost there. take loose the caliper, wiggle the caliper to be able to get one pad out and then your caliper will come off without having to take the wheel off.
Its really simple , but you will have to get one pad out first then it will come off easy.
Spread the pistons back however you wish, DO NOT TOUCH THE BRAKE HANDLE. then slide the caliper over the rotor and drop your pads in and its an easy fit from there.
Good luck.
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Hi Dick
I just did mine on a 2002 LT. Your almost there. take loose the caliper, wiggle the caliper to be able to get one pad out and then your caliper will come off without having to take the wheel off.
Its really simple , but you will have to get one pad out first then it will come off easy.
Spread the pistons back however you wish, DO NOT TOUCH THE BRAKE HANDLE. then slide the caliper over the rotor and drop your pads in and its an easy fit from there.
Good luck.
Gary
Thanks, Gary. Got my project for today - gonna stop the stop-screech. Appreciate your help.
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Re: Front brake pads question.

Hey, I thought "Loud Brakes Save Lives!"

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Hey, I thought "Loud Brakes Save Lives!"
Man, these don't!! Makes folks jump outta their cage; into the traffic, or off the bridge. Somebody is gonna git hurt!!! I been wearin' two ear plugs per ear, and it don't help!
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