rear brakes

Phil Rose pjrose at
Fri May 4 08:59:48 EDT 2007

Are you using some sort of piston-compression tool (as you know, the 
piston needs to be rotated while compressing)? Anyway, it's usually 
necessary to compress the piston a bit further in than the edge of 
the boot in order to install brand new pads.

As to the e-brake mechanism--yes, you should make sure that the 
e-brake lever (on the caliper) has returned all the way to its "rest" 
position. If the brake cables are bad (or if the caliper ebrake 
internals are gummed up) then the "return" spring may not have enough 
strength to fully retract; it will probably need some extra 
assistance (you). Otherwise there'll be interference with compressing 
the piston (and, in use there'll be excessive pad & rotor wear).


At 8:20 PM -0700 5/3/07, PyRo wrote:
>do you have to do anything with the ebrake when
>changing the rear brakes? just curious cause the
>piston was a pita to push in (im gonna pick up a new
>one) i think i got it all the way in but it still
>didnt want to  fit on over the new pads i got. i got
>the pads from it possible for them to have
>given me a thicker pad then i actually need or does
>the piston go in further than i think.(its pretty much
>level with the rubber boot). and when i release my
>ebrake it sounds like metal rubbing against my rotors?
>any ideas. frustration + gasoline = a burned car. thanks
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