|12-15-2014 12:11 PM|
|Mike O||What they all said above. You really need the tool to press against the near side of the caliper to force it back. The Harbor Freight kit is set up for this.|
|12-15-2014 07:54 AM|
|felixthecat||I'd pass on that square tool, spend more or rent/borrow one.|
|12-15-2014 07:16 AM|
|sleepyboy||You may need a tool that's better than the simple square one. Check out the autoparts store for a brake tool kit to rent. I know Harbor Freight has one HERE.|
|12-15-2014 06:13 AM|
|photn02||yeah? i was pushing as hard as i could.|
|12-15-2014 05:08 AM|
|sleepyboy||Push harder while turning.|
|12-15-2014 04:40 AM|
Just tried to replace my pads with new ones, Had the tool and everything, this thread was very helpfull.
However, whilst the tool helped quite alot the piston wouldnt compress far enough to fit both new pads on, only one. if i spun it anti clockwise it would expand and then if i spun it back it would compress, but it never went far enough to completely go back in.
Any thoughts or ideas?
|05-13-2013 11:17 AM|
|luvbug||Good description and good pictures. I'll be changing the brake pads soon. :) and it will be my first time changing the brakes of my car.|
|04-28-2013 12:38 PM|
I spent an extra 2-3 hours total between the two sides to get these back on properly, even after figuring it out on the first one.
Also be sure to put pressure on the piston as you rotate it or it will not compress.
|04-14-2012 05:32 PM|
|flawedexistence||Just redid my pads and hoses today and this how-to was a great help. I bought new rotors too but couldn't get the d#$m caliper bracket bolts loose to install them. Oh well, off to the Ford dealer! Great job and thanks again........|
|02-22-2012 11:33 AM|
I guess this is a good tool go by in order to change the brakes on my car.
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