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Old 06-17-2009, 04:37 PM
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Rear brake pads

So I was trying to put new brake pads on the rear calipers today, but I couldn't get the piston to depress all the way. I started pushing then got a c clamp and even took off the brake line to try and get all the fluid out but it still wouldn't compress. I read on the DIY that you have to use a wrench to screw the piston in is this true? I have to go to work so I couldn't finish and just reinstalled the old ones. Call me a noob but being on a time crunch plus this being my first rear brake attempt, what can you do.... Someone help me out so I don't have to listen to my old pads squeel anymore.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:53 PM
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Re: Rear brake pads

That happened to me the first time I switched my rear pads.

And jus like a noob...it turns out that when I swapped the front I put the E-Brakes on n whe njacking the rear to swap the rear i was stuck in that little dilemma til 30 min later I rmemebered that I had the E-brake on the whole time and jus released it and.....*BAM swapping the rear was easy!!!
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Re: Rear brake pads

Some cars you need a special tool to screw in the piston. They dont all compress. Just go to any auto parts store and ask them for the tool. It fairly cheap
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:07 PM
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Re: Rear brake pads

well i know on 4g preludes and 5g accords they screw in. i couldnt see the 5th gen lude being different. the hard way is to use needle nose pliers. the easy way is to buy the special tool
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Re: Rear brake pads

Sorry psychochimp wasn't the e-brake but glad your solution was so easy. So does the piston definitely screw in? And if so where can I get this tool? I'll be gettin back on them in the a.m., probably gonna have to buy more Dot3 since I lost most of it trying to get the piston to depress. Thx guys and if anyone knows for sure holler otherwise I'll post when im stuck again or have figured it out.
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Re: Rear brake pads

Last time i changed brakes, i open up the brake fluid reservoir so there is no pressure.
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Re: Rear brake pads

99% positive 5G's are the same as 4G's and they screw in. i just use a vice grip. done. maybe one day i'll buy the special tool.

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Re: Rear brake pads

heres a good way to tell. if the surface of the piston has notches in it, then its twistable


i believe this is the tool
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Re: Rear brake pads

i believe they're slots gary. they look just like a plus sign/phillips head.
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Re: Rear brake pads

notches=slots ya bitch




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Re: Rear brake pads

thats not what your mom said last night, she got VERY mad at me for not knowing the difference between slots and notches
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Re: Rear brake pads

thanks guys I had the same problem when I bought my 5gen lude 3 months back and didn't know what to do.... but now i can get back at it... THANKS :)
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Re: Rear brake pads

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT take it easy fellas. I ended up buying the tool, just got the right ones in and about to start on the left.
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Re: Rear brake pads

i juss like bustin gary's juevos.
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Re: Rear brake pads

Haha Great success, I ended up buying that-
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and it was easy. Next job some nice new shiny rotors
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