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Re: replacing front brake pads

See the link below for a how to for changing the front pads. Yours may be slightly different but the principle will be the same.

How to change front discs and pads(with pics)

Note:- Grease should not be used on the retaining bolts - they should have fresh thread-lock compound applied. This is both recommended by the car manufacturers and brake part suppliers.

Brake component manufacturers do not recommend using copper grease on the back of the pads (it rots the caliper piston rubber seals). There is a special grease specifically for the purpose.

It is recommended to remove the brake master cylinder cap but when retracting the pistons the bleed screw should be opend because the ABS system does not always take kindly to having fluid forced backwards in the wrong direction.

A G-clamp can be used to retract the piston plus an old pad (used a packer) reversed so the soft side faces the piston willl redice the risk of damaging the piston.
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