Mechanics

CHANGING BRAKE PADS AND C CLAMPING PISTON BACK IN CALIPER

1998 GMC Jimmy • 6 cylinder Automatic • 125,708 miles

Hello, I will be changing brake pads on all four wheels. Do I take off cap of brake fluid reservoir in order to c-clamp piston into caliper to fit new pads? After installing pads, do I pump brakes for each individual side I do, or wait until I finish all 4 sides to pump brakes? Does the car need to be on when pumping brakes? Thanks.
Avatar
Roycar71
July 11, 2012.




Remove the cap.

Do not pump up till all 4 are done.

No, the motor does not need to be running

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 11, 2012.
Removing the cap does it allow air so I would have to bleed brakes? Thanks.

Tiny
Roycar71
Jul 11, 2012.
No, it will fill the master back up with fluid.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 11, 2012.
Thanks.
AD

Tiny
Roycar71
Jul 11, 2012.
Good luck

ASEMaster6371
Jul 11, 2012.

AD