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Old 07-24-2007, 10:56 PM
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I usually pull the caliper off the spindle. With the caliper off, I can clean all the crud built up around the pads, and remove any rust that could keep the pads from moving.

But if you don't want to do that, simply place a screwdriver blade between the rotor and the pad, and compress the piston all the way. Pull/pry that pad out, replace with new. Then do the other half. Do the same on the other side. Before you drive the car, you should depress the brake pedal a few times to move the pads toward the rotor, so you have proper braking action.
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