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1997 Aurora: rear brake pads..caliper..a 12mm bolt..special tool

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I have a 1997 Aurora, started to replace the rear brake pads and found that the caliper is held in place on one side with a 12mm bolt but the other end has no bold head. Do I need a special tool or am I missing something? Do I need a special tool turn turn the caliper back in or does it compress?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.

After removing the 12mm bolt on the caliper body, you will be able to pivot the entire caliper up (it will rock up and down on the top pivot). You do not need to completely remove the caliper to change the pads. As for collapsing the caliper- you will need a spanner tool and you will need to turn clockwise as you push the caliper piston in.




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