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Old 03-14-2019, 02:08 PM
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What method are members using to compress the caliper pistons in order to get new pads to slide into place? Can it be done without removing the caliper?
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Iron rotors? Just your hands, or if a little tough use a big wrench or screw driver. You can use the old rotor backing plate to get all pistons at once.

There are plenty of tools, I own a few, but this is the easiest method.
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What method are members using to compress the caliper pistons in order to get new pads to slide into place? Can it be done without removing the caliper?
i use my fingers or a c clamp or before you remove the old pad press against it to move the pistons back . I protect the caliper finish with a cloth. The c7 is designed so you dont have to remove the caliper. Go to YouTube and search changing pads on a c7z06. It easy you just knock out the pins and the pads lift out.

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