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  • Another disc brake question

     Mally updated 11 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Mally

    10 June 2009 at 9:53 am

    Im about to change my rear pads for the first time. After a quick search I have come up empty handed.

    I’m sure this is quite simple and straight forward, but as I have never done it before, I want to avoid doing anything stupid that may lead to having to bleed them.

    Any hints tips or links would be great.


    PS they are avid juicy 3’s

  • tomlevell

    10 June 2009 at 10:15 am

    Force the pistons back into position with the old pads in. Make sure both sides are fully seated.

    A screwdriver in between will do the job although if you do it with new pads your better off using something wider to cause less damage.

    Take out old pads and install new.

    Put wheel back in and pump the brake to reset the pad position.

    If the disk scrapes on the pad you may have to reposition the caliper and check again.

    Maybe worth forcing the pistons back in at this point and then try again.

  • badblood

    10 June 2009 at 4:26 pm

    don’t touch the pad surface or get any lube etc on them

  • Mally

    10 June 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Cheers guys job for tmora

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