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1985 Brat front brake calipers


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#1 crawdad


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

Trying to replace front brake pads but cannot get the caliper piston to compress enough to get new pads in. tried with c-clamp but it has e-brakes on front couldn't get them to budge, took them completely off vehicle loosened bleeder too.Is there something else i need to do?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

Ah, this one gets me every time.


The piston screws into the caliper. C-clamp will no nothing but frustrate you. Use a pair of channel locks, or go buy the tool from a local auto parts store. They're cheap, and fit on the end of a 3/8" ratchet.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:37 AM


wasn't too sure about screwing them in, just wanted to check.

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