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Old 08-12-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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How do i change my rear brake pads?

Hey guys,

I posted in the SVT forum, and got no replies or help so im hoping a few of you in here with rear disc conversions can help me. The How-to link is broken so I cant go that route.

So far Ive removed the calipers and pads but my problem is getting the cylinder to compress so I can slip the new ones in and fit it on the rotor. Ive taken the parking break off but I just cannot get the dang cylinder to compress and i have a big C clamp.

since I cant put anything back together it puts me in a difficult position of not being able to go anywhere, so i need help urgently.

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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Did you check the SVT section? There are reply's, and they are correct. Maybe you should read them before you have to buy new calipers.

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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The rear brake calipers do not compress straight in. They need to be turned clockwise in order to compress them. If you look at the piston you should see two notches 180deg from each other. There is a special tool that fits into these notches to turn the pistons in. If you do not have said tool I have found that a pair of needle nose pliers or similar can be used if you are coordinated.
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I just changed the rear pads on my 2003 SVT. I was able to get a tool from Autozone for merely a refundable deposit. The tool made compressing the caliper's piston nearly a breeze. And now I have to rest.
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I'm doing my breaks now and the tool is called a "Disc Break Piston Tool". Its a cube and it has nubs on each side and it fits 6 different patterns. It is used with a 3/8" drive extension and ratchet.
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