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2002 chevy tahoe: brake pads..pins..i try to lift the caliper off it

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i am trying to replace the brake pads on my 2002 chevy tahoe both front and rear. i have taken the caliper pins out of the calipers but when i try to lift the caliper off it won't come off. its loose but its like something else is preventing it from lifting off
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.



Here are two easy ways of dealing with that(problem is usually little nubs on the backside of brake pads that are catching the caliper):


use a large C-clamp and compress caliper pistons, this will allow them to come off:



use a flathead screwdriver to pry between rotor and brake pad. Place screwdriver thru hole in top of caliper where indicated below:


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