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04-28-2008 06:40 AM
Thin_J My bad on the forum placement WD. Thanks for the move.

And thanks for all the help guys. I did end up changing the fronts this past Thursday and being unable to do the rears. I'll pick up that tool this week and finish the job then.
04-24-2008 05:04 PM
WD40 Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension"
04-23-2008 10:20 PM
ucntseemeee actually its the rear brake calipers you need the tool for...you can buy it at Autozone or Advanced or prolly any parts store really. its just a square piece of metal, but each side has different caliper fittings i guess you would say. it fits on a 3/8" ratchet drive. basically all it does is screws the piston back into the caliper to allow for clearance with the new pads. you have to turn it in about 20 turns and your good to go.

the fronts all you need is a large C-clamp to push the piston in
04-23-2008 08:12 PM
scrammer ^^lol and
check the adjustment bolt on the side of the ebrake lever. you may have to remove the center console if yours has a retainer clip ontop of the nut.
04-23-2008 07:21 PM
SVT_Focused This is probably a stupid question but its on the brakes subject. So my drivers side rear e-brake cable on the caliper is pulled tight even when the e-brake isn't pulled and the pads on it still have alot left on them. Can you adjust this or does it automaticly adjust?
04-23-2008 07:16 PM
scrammer no tools for the fronts

the special thing is for the rears.
04-23-2008 04:25 PM
ktwelsch No special tools needed for the front
04-23-2008 04:12 PM
nacnudv8 ^^ agreed! having done all wheels on my SVT in the last two months.

Just carefully press the fronts in with a your hands (if strong) or a C-clamp. The rears need a special rotating clamp the turns and pushes - available from Auto Zone on thier (free) lona program.
04-23-2008 08:01 AM
egman2005 front needs nothing special to get the caliper back the rear is what screws back as you compress
04-23-2008 07:27 AM
sqrly You can find it at any parts store just go into your local parts store tell them you need a special brake caliper tool and there are the kits that come with flat circle things that have either 1 pr 2 putruding posts or there is the square that has 8 different configurations. But I don't know the name of it but just go into any local parts store and there should be no prob getting this piece
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