Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday November 17, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
scooby1320
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 190138
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Vehicle:
2007 vf39 awd tuned
white

Question Easiest way to push in the pistons when changing brakes?????

Hey guy today when I get off work I'm finally gonna change all four brakes for the first time, just wanted to know what's the easiest way to push in the pistons, I drive a 07 Wrx tr


Thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
scooby1320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
f1speeder
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138854
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hanover PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
WRB

Default

When I did my 06 WRX TR, I just put a C clamp over the old brake pad and tighten it. I didn't even have to open the bleeder valve to release the pressure.

Very easy.
f1speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #3
Turn in Concepts
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 93646
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
Many Track Records
Let us help you go fast!

Default

On a 4-pot/2-pot setup.

Remove pins
Remove anti-rattle clip
Wiggle the pads so they are a little loose
Take ONE pad, slide it out
turn it 90* and reinsert half of it.
Use it as a lever to push back the piston(s) on that side
Insert new pad.
Remove other old pad
Repeat.
Put clip and pins back.

When you're done replacing the pads do a quick bleed, and then bed them in properly.
Turn in Concepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
Dirty25RS
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 56731
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Akron, Ohio
Vehicle:
2004 STi, 00 Insight
10 Volvo C30R-d 11 F150

Default

^agreed
Dirty25RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
evan_impreza
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 115276
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Joplin, MO
Vehicle:
98 v9 RSTI
207 + rotated 30r

Default

C-clamp and a small piece of wood is what I use.
evan_impreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 11:50 AM   #6
jeisen
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 27258
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: in a van down by the river
Vehicle:
who dat be dat was?

Default

most auto parts stores sell a tool like this. just place an old brake pad between the clamp and the pistons and you are set.

jeisen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
happs subi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 200288
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: East Bay Area, CA
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
World Rally Blue

Default

this is one of my most prized and favorite tools ever:

happs subi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 01:06 PM   #8
scooby1320
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 190138
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Vehicle:
2007 vf39 awd tuned
white

Default

Thanks guys I guys I'll try the c clamp with the. Brake lol
scooby1320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 01:25 PM   #9
Kenji815
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 65623
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Walnut,CA
Vehicle:
2005 05 Varis WRX
95 LS400

Default

i use crow bar or big screw driver with the pad still inside the caliper.
Kenji815 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 01:26 PM   #10
Mechie3
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 120152
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indy
Default

I like to use quick clamps. Fast, easy, and the rubber grips don't marr the 4 pot surface.
Mechie3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 02:18 PM   #11
Uncle Scotty
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK buy Nates beans
westcoastroasting.com

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turn in Concepts View Post
On a 4-pot/2-pot setup.

Remove pins
Remove anti-rattle clip
Wiggle the pads so they are a little loose
Take ONE pad, slide it out
turn it 90* and reinsert half of it.
Use it as a lever to push back the piston(s) on that side
Insert new pad.
Remove other old pad
Repeat.
Put clip and pins back.

When you're done replacing the pads do a quick bleed, and then bed them in properly.

THIS

Everything else posted in this thread is a total waste of all involved and should be deleted as misinformation.
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 02:58 PM   #12
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Yeah, well, you know
Vehicle:
that 's, like, your
alternate facts, man.

Default

Yup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by evan_impreza View Post
C-clamp and a small piece of wood is what I use.
Works for sliding calipers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeisen View Post
most auto parts stores sell a tool like this. just place an old brake pad between the clamp and the pistons and you are set.

Works for sliding calipers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by happs subi View Post
this is one of my most prized and favorite tools ever:

Works for sliding calipers.

None of those work for fixed calipers.
Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 03:01 PM   #13
jeisen
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 27258
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: in a van down by the river
Vehicle:
who dat be dat was?

Default

reading comprehension fails me
jeisen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #14
STi-MAN
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 70252
Join Date: Sep 2004
Vehicle:
05 STI
blue

Default

on the topic of this.. what about on a non turbo legacy rear calipers slider calipers?
STi-MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 05:37 PM   #15
Turn in Concepts
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 93646
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
Many Track Records
Let us help you go fast!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STi-MAN View Post
on the topic of this.. what about on a non turbo legacy rear calipers slider calipers?
Pistol grip quick clamp
Turn in Concepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #16
STi-MAN
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 70252
Join Date: Sep 2004
Vehicle:
05 STI
blue

Default

^ no other home remedy way? thanks for the info.
STi-MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
Turn in Concepts
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 93646
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
Many Track Records
Let us help you go fast!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STi-MAN View Post
^ no other home remedy way? thanks for the info.
C-clamp. I really like the pistol grip one though as I can operate it with one hand.

put the old pad in place against the piston, and press it in.

IF you're going to be doing a full bleed you can also just open the bleed valve and push it back by hand.
Turn in Concepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
easiest way to take apart the hawkeye headlight?? scooby1320 Interior & Exterior Modification 17 03-03-2012 03:36 PM
Easiest way to clean UNDER the car..? XanRules Car Care & Detailing 26 02-14-2010 02:37 AM
What is the easiest way to take out the bottom 2 19mm bolts on struts? jaytheman Newbies & FAQs 47 02-02-2010 01:01 PM
Is there a way to vote in the presidential election without leaving my house? eurojax Off-Topic 8 10-01-2004 01:16 PM
easiest way to change brake fluid NRTmotorsports Brakes, Steering & Suspension 15 05-12-2004 01:55 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.