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    Default Rear Brake Pads - 99 Buick Park Avenue

    I've changed the front pads on this car a few times with no problem,
    but the rear caliper mechanism confuses me. It seems like there is
    only one bolt to remove. What's the trick to properly changing the
    rear brake pads on this car?


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    franklin.brown@gmail.com
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    Default Re: Rear Brake Pads - 99 Buick Park Avenue


    franklin.brown@gmail.com wrote:
    > I've changed the front pads on this car a few times with no problem,
    > but the rear caliper mechanism confuses me. It seems like there is
    > only one bolt to remove. What's the trick to properly changing the
    > rear brake pads on this car?


    I suppose most folks who own Park Avenue's don't bother with their own
    maintenance, so I had to answer my own question.

    You need to remove the bolt for the cable bracket as well. Also,
    before you start, get a piston wrench - you can't just push the rear
    pistons back in (that will break them), you need a special wrench to
    turn them in. Get one at your local auto parts store.


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    franklin.brown@gmail.com
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    Default Re: Rear Brake Pads - 99 Buick Park Avenue


    franklin.br...@gmail.com wrote:
    > franklin.brown@gmail.com wrote:
    > > I've changed the front pads on this car a few times with no problem,
    > > but the rear caliper mechanism confuses me. It seems like there is
    > > only one bolt to remove. What's the trick to properly changing the
    > > rear brake pads on this car?

    >
    > I suppose most folks who own Park Avenue's don't bother with their own
    > maintenance, so I had to answer my own question.
    >
    > You need to remove the bolt for the cable bracket as well. Also,
    > before you start, get a piston wrench - you can't just push the rear
    > pistons back in (that will break them), you need a special wrench to
    > turn them in. Get one at your local auto parts store.


    Also, after removing the one lower bolt and the cable bracket bolt, the
    caliper pivots upward to remove. Just FYI...


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    Default Re: Rear Brake Pads - 99 Buick Park Avenue

    Thanks.

    -JS

    On 20 Aug 2006 18:54:40 -0700, franklin.brown@gmail.com wrote:

    >
    >franklin.br...@gmail.com wrote:
    >> franklin.brown@gmail.com wrote:
    >> > I've changed the front pads on this car a few times with no problem,
    >> > but the rear caliper mechanism confuses me. It seems like there is
    >> > only one bolt to remove. What's the trick to properly changing the
    >> > rear brake pads on this car?

    >>
    >> I suppose most folks who own Park Avenue's don't bother with their own
    >> maintenance, so I had to answer my own question.
    >>
    >> You need to remove the bolt for the cable bracket as well. Also,
    >> before you start, get a piston wrench - you can't just push the rear
    >> pistons back in (that will break them), you need a special wrench to
    >> turn them in. Get one at your local auto parts store.

    >
    >Also, after removing the one lower bolt and the cable bracket bolt, the
    >caliper pivots upward to remove. Just FYI...



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