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Old 10-04-2005
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What tools do I need for brakes.

I live an apartment and all of my tools are over in a storage unit. I was wondering if anyone would know what size wrenches and what tools I would need to chang out my brake pads. That way I wont get my truck all jacked up and ready to go and not have to get everything back together and go back to the storage unit for something I might have left there.

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You will need your lug wrench, a 13mm (or 1/2") socket and ratchet to remove the calipers, a 4" or larger 'C' clamp and a prybar of some kind although the stock lug wrench will work. Basically, once the tire is removed, remove the two 13mm bolts that hold the caliper on, then use the 'C' clamp to push the pistons into the caliper. Apply the new pads to the brackets, install the calipers and install the two 13mm bolts. That's fairly high-level, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out once you're there.
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And if you need to remove the brackets that hold the calipers to the spindle for some reason, those are 15mm bolts.
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Thanks guys I dont know what I would do without you.
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Thanks guys I dont know what I would do without you.
Maybe...BETTER? -- lol! Good luck on the job. It's really not so hard.
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get a few rags too, to wrap around the master cylinder when you press the calipers in. use an old pad to press the pistons in simultaneously. and a can of brake cleaner
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dont no what size the screw is, but what about the release valve?

It makes it a lot easier to push the piston in.
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yall are lucky on mine I gotta know these rods out to get mine off......I need to fix mine b/c I got some squeaking
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dont no what size the screw is, but what about the release valve?

It makes it a lot easier to push the piston in.
i hope youre not talking about the bleeder screw, that would be a VERY BAD thing to tamper with and is not necessary to do the pads, just use a clamp to push the pistons back in SLOWLY and make sure the cap is off the master cylinder so the fluid has somewhere to go
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Yup, only basic hand tools are necessary. You may find a few various socket extensions to be handy, esp. if you're removing the caliper bracket for some reason (i.e. to paint it,) but there are no special tools required. I just recently changed my pads and rotors, and although time consuming, none of it was rocket science. Having a "bearing packer" made the job of installing bearings easier and alot less messy, though. We (MRC and I) borrowed it from a friend at a dealership.
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Having just put new bearings on, I can only dream of your "bearing packer" while I wash my hands again...

Well, I put them on last week actually. I had reused the old bearings and seals and had the truck underwater a few too many times...
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