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Old 02-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default how do i change brakepads on 4/2 pot brakes from 06?

Hi folks,

I've been searching and can't find any 'how-to' on changing brakepads on 4/2 pot brakes. I looked for changing pads on brembos also and that didn't yield anything.

Anyway, I've only ever done brakepads on the WRX from 02-05 and similar. Is there a reference out there that someone can share a link? I'd like to be able to look at how to do it, before I jack the car up. It would save me a bunch of time if I knew what I was doing.

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It's easy.

Pull pad 'clip'

Pull pins and hold down spring.

Push or pry pad against pistons to get one side loose - use pad to or other clever device to push pistons back in on one side of caliper.

(Winners loosen bleeder knowing a flush is needed as well - pistons go back oh so easy but YMMV)

One pad at a time - otherwise its 4 pistons coming out...no rush.

New pads in -

Bleed

Bed

Done
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Same as what you did before, just don't crack the caliper as you will have to bleed the system provided you do not want to do this (recommended). It's not too bad, the calipers are just heavy which makes it a bit more challenging, and some of the parts may be stuck - be patient. Don't forget anti-squeel.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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Same as what you did before, just don't crack the caliper as you will have to bleed the system provided you do not want to do this (recommended). It's not too bad, the calipers are just heavy which makes it a bit more challenging, and some of the parts may be stuck - be patient. Don't forget anti-squeel.
Have you ever done this? What does caliper weight have to do with anything? The pads are removed from the top of the caliper after removing the locking pins and retention spring. There is no need the remove the caliper. This is all assuming you think this is a sliding caliper, which your post suggests.

Op follow Wrxbrakes (he knows a little about brakes ) step by step. This is very very easy. If you need visual aid, YouTube has some vids of brembo pad changes. Same concept.
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You only need to remove the caliper if you are changing rotors.You are right, youtube is very helpful.

Once you get the wheel off just take a minute to study the caliper. It is all right there and very easy to understand. Once you do the first corner the other three will be a breeze.

Have fun!

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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I couldn't find a 4-pot, but here's the STI one


The difference is that the 4-pots dont have the wire clip like the vid... instead they have a wire that hooks onto the caliper and pokes through the retaining pins.

Also, on the 4-pots, the retaining pins remove outwards, instead of inwards like the vid. Other than that it's the same.

Top loaded calipers are easier to change pads than floating... no wrench required.
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Thanks for the responses folks and also the video. I actually just saw that video this morning also.

It does look very easy. I'm also glad to hear that I don't have to remove the calipers, I would've done that otherwise.
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