Go To The Hardware Store or Parts House. Purchase a 4 Inch C Clamp. Put The Old Shoe In The Caliper ( the one on the piston side ) Open the C Clamp Enough To Clamp On Pad And Back Of Caliper. Just Tighten Down. Works Great. Best To YouAnswerOn most all REAR calipers you need a tool to turn the piston back in, you can pick up the tool at any part store normally for less than $10. Hope you don't damage the caliper by trying to squeeze the puck in with a clamp. You must remember that the puck on most car rear calipers is also used to apply the parking brake.
Can someone provide a link to the mentioned tool?? I went to 2 local parts stores, and neither had heard of doing this, but I've got a 2000 Mustang GT with rear calipers that just don't want to compress with the ol' C-Clamp like I'm used to.. Any more detail would be great!
Yes the piston must be turned back in (clockwise, a C clamp won't do it unless you turn the piston as you press). Autozone sells the tool for about $10. You can also use a pair of vise-grips but you must be careful not to damage the piston or the boot and push the piston in as you turn it. I have heard some have had success turning them using a pair of needle nosed pliers slipped in the piston notches. You must also remove the brake fluid reservoir cap before attempting, as the piston goes back in the brake fluid is displaced back to the reservoir (this makes it much easier anyway instead of cracking the bleeder).
Do yourself a big favor and spend the money on the round disc type tool and not the square block type this one is ok for a newer and well kept system but if you hve any type of build up or someone before you has used a couple of screwdrivers or needle nose pliers the disc type gets a much better grip. Also if you do this type of work often there is a complete kit available for about 50 buck that has a holder for the tool that attaches to the caliper and turns the tool and the caliper in at the same time. The kit includes multiple bits so you can lend your friend the one he needs for his car :)
.The 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brake caliper bolt size is 9/16. The brake caliper bolt can be purchased at most auto-parts stores
A size 14 scket or wrench, and a medium sized C clamp to compress piston in caliper
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turn it in clockwise with a pair of needlenose
To replace brake pads and rotor: Unbolt wheel, unbolt caliper, remove caliper, unbolt caliper bracket, remove rotor, replace rotor, bolt up bracket, compress caliper, replace pads, replace caliper, bolt up caliper, bolt up wheel, repeat whole thing on other side...
Two mounting bolts at rear of caliper - then slide caliper off rotor
with a large pear of channel locks,or a caliper compressor
you have to remove the caliper to access the brake pads
Caliper retaining bolts. Torx T-40 or T-45
A 3/8" Allen wrench will remove that bolt on the front caliper.
are u trying to change them?
No, the 2004 Durango is a completely different brake system.
Probably has a sticky brake caliper or sticky brake caliper sliders. Who ever replaced the brake pads should have seen that.
Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Use a "C" clamp to fully retract piston into caliper body If parking brake is used on this caliper piston is threaded and a special tool (not expensive) is required to thread piston into caliper body
fuse # 27 is a 25 amp fuse for the radio in a 2000 Ford Mustang ( fuse panel is under dash , by brake pedal )
yes they are different
33 Ft lbs
Its on all 4 wheels on the brake caliper.
Remove the wheel from the car.With a big screw driver pry on the caliper placing the screw driver between the caliper pistons. This will collapse the pistons allowing you to remove the caliper.Remove the caliper pin retaining spring.Remove the caliper pins.Next remove the brake pad retaining clips, found in the middle of the caliper.Remove the brake pads.Remove the two bolts holding the brake caliper in place.Now you're able to remove the brake rotor.An instructional video has also been included below.
remove wheel. remove brake caliper assembly(not the brake hose) and pull off the rotor.
Go to the brake cylinder reservoir open the cap, this will release any back pressure in your break line when you compress your piston back in place. after you remove the wheel, three's going to be two bolts on the inside of the brake caliper. if i can remember right they should be half inch bolts...take them out and the caliper assembly should be able to be pulled up and off. slide out the old brake pads, and then use a pipe clamp or some sort of clamp to compress the piston on the caliper. don't go too fast or you'll get brake fluid everywhere just go slow and compress it all the way in. then put on your new pads, slip the assembly back over the rotor, and tighten the bolts back in, but put some locktite thread glue on the bolts, or they might vibrate loose. tighten down the bolts and you're done. hope this helps
If memory serves, 18mm. That would be the bracket bolt. The caliper bolt has a 9mm thread.
Lift the car on a jack, remove the tire, remove the brake shoe/caliper and remove the old brake pad. Put the new brake pad in, replace the brake shoe/caliper, put the tire back on and lower the car.
75 ft lbs
Caliper Bracket 80 foot-pound, 19 mm bolt Caliper 37 foot-pound, 14 mm