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Whats the trick to putting the new pads on the calipers

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whats the trick to putting the new pads on the calipers
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Hi,how are you,what type of vehicle is it?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I'm so so, 2006 chevy silver Z71 with 5.3 l V8 not heavy duty having trouble getting the new pads in the caliper diagram would be nice
Auto Mechanic: Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic replied 8 years ago
  • Lift truck using your floor jack (use jack stands for safety)
  • Remove rim
  • Remove bottom bolt on caliper using 3/4 inch socket
  • Loosen top bolt on caliper using 3/4 inch socket
  • Now pull caliper and it should swing up
  • Remove old brake pads by pulling ( Only your fingers needed )
  • Install new brake pads
  • Grease back side of brake pads with your choice brake grease
  • Compress pistons with piston comressor
  • Pull caliper back over brake pads
  • Screw in bottom bolt and tighten
  • Tighten top bolt
  • Put your rim back on
  • Follow same instructions for other side I will try to find you a picture.
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    Customer reply replied 8 years ago
    I've got every thing apart I'm just having proublems getting the new pads into the clips on the outer bracket
    Auto Mechanic: Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic replied 8 years ago
    Does your pads have the metal clips on the side or on top of the pads that looks like ears?
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    Customer reply replied 8 years ago
    yes
    Auto Mechanic: Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic replied 8 years ago
    Ok,i can't seem to locate a picture,they are very tricky,you have to hold the metal clips in the middle with one hand and place caliper down over them with the other,sometimes you have to apply a little pressure.
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    Auto Mechanic: Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic replied 8 years ago
    Replacing Brake Pads and Rotors 02:02 - 1 month ago 5min.com Here is a video for a 04 siverado ,same set up as yours,hope this helps.
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