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2001 mazda 626: front and back brake pads

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what tools are needed to change front and back brake pads on 2001 mazda 626
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Toddred replied 8 years ago.
You are going to need a 17mm socket and extention to loosen the calipars and for the front you will need a brake pad spreader to expand the clearance before putting back on turned rotors. For the back you will need a special tool that you turn the calipar plunger and push at the same time to get them spread apart. The new pads will be thicker so that is why you will have to spread them. Make sure you spray anti-squeel spray to the BACK of the pads before assembling them in the calipar. Same for the back.
Expert:  Toddred replied 8 years ago.
<p>Just to let you know, if you find my answer acceptable you can press accept and still ask questions within the time. It shows that you have asked three questions and have not pressed accept on any of them so I wanted to let you know that if you do not press accept, I do not get paid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Thanks again and I hope your brake job goes well.</p>