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Have you ever seen this? What is happening here?

The old pads were a bitch to get out, only on the one side, I figured it was just the gunk...however, I've cleaned the gunk, old pads don't really fit, new pads dont fricken fit.

Just to clarify, pistons are pushed in. It's the sides restricting the pad from inserting.


Any ideas here? Is this nornal? Should I have to force the thing in?


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Shave down the sides a hair, Ive have to do this on numerous pads and used/old calipers. Things expand over time


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Shave down the sides a hair, Ive have to do this on numerous pads and used/old calipers. Things expand over time


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Yea I was about to do this anyway lol.

Better to do this on the side of the pad? Or the caliper?

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So now the rotor won't come off?

The rotor has broken free, it can spin I can pull it, but it won't come off, like a spring is holding it some how?

What the **** is this ****?



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After searching Google, yes, seems to be.

Problem is, it's down.

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Wiggle wiggle wiggle til she frees up


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Wiggle what? the e brake or the rotor?

Sorry, obviously I'm retarded

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Wiggle what? the e brake or the rotor?

Sorry, obviously I'm retarded

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I'm in SoCal and I did all 4 corners a couple weeks ago. The right rear rotor was stuck, had to let it soak overnight with some PB blast. The next morning, several solid whacks with a rubber mallet and it popped free. I can only imagine being in the NE you have a bit more rust/corrosion to deal with than I do.
 

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I got it. Just required a crap ton of wiggling. Like a crap ton.

Jesus Christ. Whole thing took me 8 hours .

Next to do the front lmao!

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The brake pads won't fit because dust gets wedged under the guides (or whatever they are called) that run along the edge of each side of the pad. They are held in place by a small torx bolt. Remove the bolt, clean everything, and your pads will drop in place. Careful with the torx bolts, they are easy to strip the head, and then you get to use an extractor in your attempt to remove them.

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Have you ever seen this? What is happening here?

Any ideas here? Is this nornal? Should I have to force the thing in?

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Yes. You need to remove the torx bolts and the metal plate they hold in place (circled in the image), clean out all the dust on the caliper and on the metal plate, reinstall and they pads will fit.

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Forgot to add. There are four on each caliper (two per pad).
 

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Forgot to add. There are four on each caliper (two per pad).
I noticed these, they were rusted to a point where it barely resembled a torx screw. They weren't coming out by any means I had available. This is quite the design lol.
 

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This is quite the design lol.
Agreed. A horrible spot to use a Torx screw. Next time I'm swapping them out for something which will be easier to remove in the future.

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Totally unrelated question,

Anyone know the paint code for the calipers?



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