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Old 02-01-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Need help! cant remove brake pad

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Im trying to change pad for my SVTF but pad is stuck on the piston..I didnt want to mess with it so, i didnt try to pull it off from the piston. Ive changed pad for serveral cars but havent seen pad stuck to the piston right this. This is normal?? what should i do??
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:25 PM   #2
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The pads are designed to be stuck in the piston on the front pads, at least on my zx3 they are, on the rear I have no clue never messed with an svt's brakes before. I assume the front use the same pad placement design so you may want to look around to make sure.

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grab hold and pull, you have had to figure that out by now. on the fronts there is a clip that fits into the piston helps hold it in place. the rears are not the same.
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grab hold and pull, you have had to figure that out by now. on the fronts there is a clip that fits into the piston helps hold it in place. the rears are not the same.
So, you are saying that i should find a clip and take it off frist?
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No, I think what he's saying in that the clip is on the back of the pad and fits inside the "barrel" of the brake piston - you're not going to see the until you pull the pad off...
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You grab the pad and pull til theres no tomorrow, it will come out of it. They are designed to be placed in there like that.
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Thanks guys, ill pull it hard then.
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just came across this older thread...
And so feel compelled to ask: So in the end were you able to do the entire brake-job yourself?
Or did you need to get some help from a professional?

I can remember at 25 taking some brake pads OFF and sitti9ng there in a dust pliť with Absolutely No Clue how to put on the new ones! - thankfully a mechanic-neighbor came home a little later and assisted me.
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