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Changing brake pads

Post by Corepuncher on 10/8/2011, 12:22 pm

I went and bought Duralast CMAX Gold front and rear ceramic pads from Autozone as people on the forums have been raving about them. The main reason I'm going this is to drastically reduce brake dust on my new chrome rims (yet to be installed!).

Front ones were easy, but I"m not sure how to do the back. In particular I removed the two bolts but am not sure how to remove the cover that is atop the pads. I figured it would wiggle out a certain way, but I don't want to force it the wrong way and break it. So, pic attached...can someone walk me through how to remove this apparatus to get the new pads in? I felt really dumb after I found out how easy the front ones were, I'll probably feel the same once someone tells me how to do the rears :-) Thanks!

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Post by 08STALLION on 10/8/2011, 12:27 pm

I think (if it's the same as the V6) I lightly pried between the rotor and the old pad to get some wiggle room and then it pops right off, you just need to back off the piston a bit, by whatever non-abrasive means you can muster.
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 10/8/2011, 1:39 pm

Flat head between the upper caliper and the fixed bracket. Just pry up
A little on each side until it slides up and off the pads.

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Post by Corepuncher on 10/8/2011, 5:45 pm

07Shelby500 wrote:Flat head between the upper caliper and the fixed bracket. Just pry up
A little on each side until it slides up and off the pads.

I wonder if I need to have the emergency brake off? Maybe that is why nothing would move. I had it on for safety.

I'll try prying it...so you are saying the upper and lower large black parts and pry the top (middle) up. I'll try it tonight.

My special lugs come Tuesday. Then I will have my new wheels on!!!
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Post by Shelby10' on 10/8/2011, 6:00 pm

Release the parking brake

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Post by medrick on 10/8/2011, 10:16 pm

Corepuncher wrote:
07Shelby500 wrote:Flat head between the upper caliper and the fixed bracket. Just pry up
A little on each side until it slides up and off the pads.

I wonder if I need to have the emergency brake off? Maybe that is why nothing would move. I had it on for safety.

I'll try prying it...so you are saying the upper and lower large black parts and pry the top (middle) up. I'll try it tonight.

My special lugs come Tuesday. Then I will have my new wheels on!!!

lol!

definitely the parking brake. it keeps the pads tight against the rotor so they cant release.
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Post by Corepuncher on 10/12/2011, 7:03 pm

Man, back brakes were easy as pie once I had the right fricken tool to twist in the piston! Had to rent it from Autozone.
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Post by Shelby10' on 10/12/2011, 8:49 pm

Corepuncher wrote:Man, back brakes were easy as pie once I had the right fricken tool to twist in the piston! Had to rent it from Autozone.

Been there before! Glad you got it worked out. Have you had a chance to test them out yet?

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Post by Corepuncher on 10/12/2011, 8:56 pm

They seem to grab as hard as the stock ones. So far so good!
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Post by BASixxer on 10/13/2011, 8:25 am

Corepuncher wrote:Man, back brakes were easy as pie once I had the right fricken tool to twist in the piston! Had to rent it from Autozone.

Yea, I ended up just buy the pandora's box from Sears. It's come in handy on a lot of different cars, and IIRC, it's only $10
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