How do rear brake on a 1997 Aurora retract to put new pads on?
A special tool is needed (not expensive available at Sears or auto parts) they are threaded to accomodate the parking brake
Remove wheels Loosen 2 caliper mounting bolts and remove Remove Rotor (if peel off type) Resecure caliper Remove brake pads Need to get special tool to retract piston into caliper Do not retract using "C" clamp these pistons have to screw back into calpier (Clockwise) After piston retracted totally install new brake pads and reverse procedure to install DO NOT MOVE VEHICLE UNTIL BRAKE IS PUMPED TO RESET PADS TO CALIPER
After changing pads? - pump brake pedal to set pads against rotor To retract to change pads? If parking brake is not connected to this caliper - compress piston into caliper body with a "C" clamp - if parking brake is installed on this unit a special tool (not expensive) is required because piston is threaded Tool is available at Sears or auto parts ========================= If you're talking about the rear disk pads, they are…
To replace the pads, just remove the calipers, retract the pistons, and set nre pads in place of the old ones. To replace the rotors, remove the old ones and set new rotors in their place. Before driving the vehicle, repeatedly depress the brake pedal several times until it feels firm like it works. Make sure you spray the new rotors with brake parts cleaner thuroughly after you install them!
Remove Wheels Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Rotor should slide off hub Use a "C" clamp to totally retract piston into caliper body Replace brake pads inner and outer Install rotor on hub Slide caliper on rotor and secure with mounting bolts REMEMBER TO PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE