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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 10:32   Last Edited By: Zeroflat24
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It is pretty straight forward.  He is a quick little run down!
-Losen rear brake fluid reservoir.
-remove rear caliper.
-remove pads
-lay the would brake pad over the caliper piston, and use a small C-clampo to push it back down. (may be able to do this by hand)
-replace with new pads.
-replace caliper onto rotor.
-beg your wife to help you bleed the rear brakes. Make he pump while you bleed.
-ensure to top off resovior as you bleed, to avoid getting air in the lines.
-I just bought a brake bleeder from Sears.  Well worth the money and took all of about 4 minutes to bleed with bleeder.

I think I hit all major points.  This is a very easy job!!

Wait why are you bleeding the brakes. If you are just replacing the pads. You do NOT have to bleed brakes or open the bleeders.
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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 11:43   Last Edited By: Zeroflat24
how the hell did my posts end up at the top?
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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 12:26
Hi guys, I have searched the forum (though the search function is not very good).

Anybody done a write-up or have some pics on hoe to replace the rear brakepads?
I need to do mine, but just want to be aware of possible pitfalls along the way.

Thanx!
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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 12:34
It is pretty straight forward.  He is a quick little run down!
-Losen rear brake fluid reservoir.
-remove rear caliper.
-remove pads
-lay the would brake pad over the caliper piston, and use a small C-clampo to push it back down. (may be able to do this by hand)
-replace with new pads.
-replace caliper onto rotor.
-beg your wife to help you bleed the rear brakes. Make he pump while you bleed.
-ensure to top off resovior as you bleed, to avoid getting air in the lines.
-I just bought a brake bleeder from Sears.  Well worth the money and took all of about 4 minutes to bleed with bleeder.

I think I hit all major points.  This is a very easy job!!
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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 12:55
Thanx - I just briefly glanced at it last night and hoped it would be as simple.
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[?]   Posted:  09 Oct 2012 13:04
Quote:
how the hell did my posts end up at the top?


Skills!

Got the pads changed, topped up the fluid and all good - under 15 mins!

Thanx for the help guys!
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[?]   Posted:  21 Nov 2012 01:15
I just did the fronts and will be tackling the rears as well as an expensive belt...
thx for the info
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[?]   Posted:  21 Nov 2012 09:49
The reason I wrote it up like that is because I switched from my Firebolt Resevoir to the Lightning when I did my tail swap.  I forgot to mention that. 

Zeroflat you are absolutly correct, when changing pads you should never have to bleed the brakes.  Alot of people do not realize that brake systems are a closed system!
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[?]   Posted:  21 Nov 2012 21:15
Don't forget to clean the brake pin and lube them with brake caliper grease. I can not tell you how many sets of brake I see at my shop that don't take care of these pins. It helps your brakes clamp smoother and return better.

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