argh....damn rear brakes!!!!

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  1. Matt94GT

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    Wow are the rear brake calipers retarded, the system for getting the new pads in is so stupid with the spring and those little feeble clips. Anyone have any tips?

    I cant continue right now because I need to get a nice heafty C clamp to squeeze the caliper piston in.


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    Man I hate it when a simple job turns out to be a annoying big job. First off I break a bolt, gotta go to town get another, then run out of grease, gotta go get more, then realise I should get stop brake squeek...town again. Then my bulb burns out on big work lamp so im working with a cheap ass rechargable flashlight that dies every 5 minutes and cant see jack, then I brake my quick grip trying to compress the caliper piston. :rant: Argh I just wanna get the car done! Anyways im gonna go new a new bulb and a nice hefty C-clamp then do the work during on my day off with at least a bit of natural light helpin me out. :comando: :comando: :comando:
     
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    sounds like the brakes OWNED you :lol: lol been there done that good thing i got a part store 2 min away from my place.
     
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    well I find out now there is a special tool for compressing the rear pistion, it locks onto it then pushes and spins not just pushs like a clamp would. At least I found out now and not on friday or I would have been even more choked.
     
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    ya i have just always used a clamp and it seems to work somewhat good. how much do u want for that stock h pipe? i need aircare soon :'(
     
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    dude shipping on the pipe will be a bitch, prob not even worth it in your case.
     
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    I just replace the caliper along with the pads... easier install and I dont have to worry about having a piston seal go bad and having the caliper stick and wear out the brakes in 5k miles.
     
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    pain in the ass........isint everything
     
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    well I got it done, next time I think I might just get new parts when the time comes but even then I would like to use better then factory pads.
     
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    might we be able to see pics of your work?
     
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    wow i dont even want to think about the brakes now, just say everyhing that could go wrong did, i am so mad. :(
     
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    well look at it this way, even though it went shitty, its over now and they are on your car :thumb:
     
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    no its not over...

    I had it all done besides bleeding.

    I was working on it last night to get ready for a meet, bad night working on the car, either air is trapped in the brake lines somewhere or I have a faulty MC, the MC is making a hissing noise when I press the brake pedal. I have no brakes. But what set me off is a wheel stud was slightly mangled, and from taking on and off the lugnut so many times I snapped the stud on my spindle, no where to get one on a sat night, also I got 2 day insurance lol just bad luck. Man this brake job has just been a nightmare, but if I were to do it again it would prob be easy as hell.