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How do you compress the rear calipers on a 2001 Mazda Protege?


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2011-10-20 17:24:00
2011-10-20 17:24:00

On the back of the brake assembly there is a screw which doesnt hold anything. you remove it and you will see a hole and a washer on the screw (dont loose it :-) i almost did ).

then you need metric HEX wrench. inside there is a screw which you have to unscrew approx 5 turns (this screw controlls hand brake).

now you can easy compress the caliper.

when you are done with both sides, pump the brakes couple of times

now take the hex wrench again and turn the HEX screw in until tight. When tight, now back of 1/8 of the turn !! (very important)

now test your hand brake, if ok put the cover screw back on again, if not play little with the hex screw. Sometimes you have to back it of 1/4 turn, sometimes only 1/16.

thats all

(my eng is not so good to explain more clearly but you should have no problems)


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