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I know there’s a write up somewhere here but I can’t find it, I’m about to change my pads for the first time and am trying to see if the calipers just need to be squeezed by a c-clamp for installed of new pads or screwed in, I like to find out before I take the brakes off. So anyone know where the install write up is

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trying to see if the calipers just need to be squeezed by a c-clamp for installed of new pads or screwed in,
The above link is a great write-up for a complete brake job. To answer your question, just use a c-clamp to push the caliper piston in, and make sure you put lots of rags around the brake fluid reservoir in case the fluid overflows.
 

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I was just about to start searching for this, thanks bobnyc!
 

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I know there’s a write up somewhere here but I can’t find it, I’m about to change my pads for the first time and am trying to see if the calipers just need to be squeezed by a c-clamp for installed of new pads or screwed in, I like to find out before I take the brakes off. So anyone know where the install write up is

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Use the old pad and make sure you push both pistons in at the same time. My son learned that lesson the hard way.
 

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I just finished installing rotors and Hawk LT pads last week..
Everything is easy if following the Frozen Rotors/Pad thread.
What made it hard for me is taking on and off the 22' rims and 305/40/22 tires which weighed in to a close 90-100lbs each.
 

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If you are just doing the pads don't even bother taking the whole caliper off. just undo the pin/small bolt in the caliper and the pad assembly will fall out to the side and you can put the new pads in.
 

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Is this small pin/bolt the same one blackbeauty references in his writeup? Just ordered my pads, pretty pumped!
 

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I havent seen that write up but its just the smaller bolt that is on the actual caliper with a little rubber boot on it. There is one on the top back side and one on the lower back side. undo one of them and the housing for the pads should just slide out sideways, put the new pads in, flip the housing back up (the piston may need to be compressed so try compressing it with the old pad in so you press them evenly), and put the bolt back in
 
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