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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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    how the hell did my posts end up at the top?

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    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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    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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    Thanx - I just briefly glanced at it last night and hoped it would be as simple. :D

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    how the hell did my posts end up at the top?
    Skills! :D

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

    Thanx for the help guys!

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    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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    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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    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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