THE BANSHEE ZONE
Rear Brake Pad Installation
You need a 12 mm socket and a C-clamp.
EBC rear brake pads
The rear brake caliper.
First step is to loosen the 2 brake pad retainer bolts.
Close-up shot of the 2 brake pad retainer bolts. Don't remove the bolts yet, just loosen them for now.
Now remove the 2 bolts that mount the brake caliper.
Keep the brake line connected and remove the caliper from its mount. Remove the 2 brake pad retainer bolts and the old brake pads. Clean out the inside of the caliper and the caliper piston with some carb cleaner.
I put one brake pad in the caliper, but the caliper piston is out too far and I cant get the second brake pad in the caliper. The caliper piston needs to be pushed in to make room for the second brake pad.
Remove the rear brake fluid ressy cap.
I used a 6 inch C-clamp to compress the piston back into the caliper. Make sure the caliper is completely clean, the brake ressy cap is removed and the C-clamp is in the proper place so you don't do any damage to a stuck caliper piston. If the piston refuses to move, then you could try removing the caliper piston from the caliper by pumping the rear brake pedal till the piston "pops" out. Remove the caliper piston and clean it from any rust and dirt.
This caliper piston pushed right back into the caliper with the C-clamp. The picture is a close-up of the piston compressed all the way into the caliper with the C-clamp.
Install the 2 brake pad and put the 2 brake pad retainer bolts in place. The 2 bolts go through the holes in the brake pads. Just finger tighten the 2 retainer bolts at this time.
Get a flathead screwdriver and gently spread the 2 brake pads apart so the rear disc will fit between the brake pads.
Mount the caliper back in place and tighten the 2 caliper mounting bolts. Inspect the brake pads and the disc rotor.
Now that the caliper is remounted, tighten down the 2 brake pad retainer bolts. That's it...... go ride. 15 minute job !
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Rear Brake Pad Installation