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brake pad/rotor swap, need help asap!

This is a discussion on brake pad/rotor swap, need help asap! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; You could probably get it done with a 6" C-clamp... I never really paid attention. I use a set of ...

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    You could probably get it done with a 6" C-clamp... I never really paid attention. I use a set of 12" C-clamps in my garage when I do brake jobs and have never had an issue. Remember that on dual piston calipers you have to press both at the same time. If you try to do just one, you'll pop the other one out. Also, only do one caliper at a time. If you have another caliper apart on the car you can also pop the pistons on that one when you go to press the one you are working on.

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    If I was changing out the pads and rotors, I just stick a flat head screwdriver in between the rotor and old pads BEFORE I loosen anything up. Just press in the piston that way with no issues. Also on the rear bolt problem, a pipe wrench will break it loose. They grip better then wise grips even on round pipe or bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    You could probably get it done with a 6" C-clamp... I never really paid attention. I use a set of 12" C-clamps in my garage when I do brake jobs and have never had an issue. Remember that on dual piston calipers you have to press both at the same time. If you try to do just one, you'll pop the other one out. Also, only do one caliper at a time. If you have another caliper apart on the car you can also pop the pistons on that one when you go to press the one you are working on.
    last time did a brake & rotor swap I used the old pads to hold both pistons when squezing, I missplaced the big C clamp and now want to replace it. so I'd kind of like to know the exact size in inches.
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    I use a 6" c clamp.

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    Yep, 6" C-Clamp, screwdriver/prybar method, or a very large channel lock pliers all work very well

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    I use a caliper tool...cost me like $5 or $6 at the parts store...basically does the same thing as a C clamp but its easier to use...

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