Grand Am Series
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: District of Columbia
Re: Rear brake pads
I had a similar experience last weekend with not finishing my intended task. I tore the rear brakes apart to install new rotors and HPS pads. My problem was the cylinder. I did everything by the book, took cap off MC, handbrake off. I have a universal tool to twist the cylinder back in but apparently it isn't "universal" enough cuz it didn't fit. So I went at it with needle nose pliers. My problem came when I got to 3-5mm from the piston being flush. It just stopped, same place on both sides. This caused the HPSs not to fit. Looked around the forum for a solution, but didn't find anything...anyone had this happen before and/or know how to solve this problem?
Anyway, wound up throwing the OEM pads back in on my new rotors cuz I was too frustrated to take the bracket off again. I will give it another try in a couple weeks when I switch the brake lines out. Then I'm gonig to have to clean the rotors off.
2006 Titanium Gray Mazda3
#23 STF WDCR SCCA
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