Need Help ASAP: Went to put brakes back on, rotors wont fit inbetween the pads?

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  1. fawcett

    fawcett New Member

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    So what do I do, its been a while since I did a brake job. I think I had a press of somesort last time I did it but I thought I would be able to get away with out one this time? There is a Walmart right down the street, I can walk there but what do I need?

    So yeah, the rotors wont fit inbetween the pads (does it matter if they are Brembos?)
    I hate running into these retarded problems, this seems so easy but im stumped.
    Could someone help me out asap?
    -fawcett
     
  2. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you need to compress the piston in the caliper back. Which brakes are you changing? front or rear? Set your old pads back on, get the caliper to fit over the rotor, use a flathead screwdriver or something to press on the old pads to make the piston slide back.....Or go to autozone pay $35.00 to rent that brake caliper tool they have.
     
  3. MAXX RS4

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    Re: Need Help ASAP: Went to put brakes back on, rotors wont fit inbetween the pa

    If theyre the rear brakes you'll need "the cube." The pistons needs to be pressed and turned simultaniously.

    The fronts you can just press in with a vice or heavy clamp.
     
  4. fawcett

    fawcett New Member

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    thanks for the help guys, problems solved!
    now i have my car back,
    -fawcett