wrote in mesg:
but the pads won't slide IN enough to take out without pulling the
Are you saying the caliper sliding pin bolts wont slide properly?
Depending on the caliper and pad set up, you can often just slide the
bracket and pads right off the two slider bolts, put the new hardware in
the bracket and slide the whole assembly back onto the bolts. Some
aren't quite as easy, in that case, I'd take out one of the slider
bolts, and pivot the caliper up and away from the pads on the remaining
bolt. You should then be able to replace the pads without even removing
the bracket from the knuckle, compress the pistons, and swing the
caliper back into place.
Not sure if I answered your question.
I've removed both slide pins, as described for pad replacement. The
caliper would still not slide off the pads and bracket. It pulls partway
off then stops......
Oh..I see now what you are up against. You probably need to retract the
piston slightly. Often, before I even undo any bolts, I will stick the
blade of a fairly hefty screwdriver in there and pry the piston back at
least an 1/8 of an inch.
How do I do that with a dual-piston caliper? Won't pushing one poston
back push the other one out?
Marsh fell out his chair holding his gut, rolling
on the floor....and screamed:
WHO'S ON FIRST????
~mike,pry against the inboard pad so it will
push both pistons in at the same time, i would suggest opening the
bleeder on the caliper to
let the fuid pressure release....instead of letting
the fluid pressure backfeed into the master, via the plumbing. Just
close the bleeder while
you still have pressure going against the pistons and fluid is still
flowing...that will insure
you don't get any air in the system.~