Mechanics

CHEVY REAR BRAKE PADS

2007 Chevrolet Uplander

Brakes problem
2007 Chevy Uplander 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles

i was able to replace front pads no problem. The caliper on rear want compress for new pads. Does rear caliper need to screw in?
Avatar
Buck61
September 20, 2010.




Yes, you do have to thread it back in while applying pressure. There is a ratchet mechanism in there for the parking brakes.

They make a number of different tools for doing that as you need to be real careful not to tear the boot.

Here are a couple examples of the tools.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_Rear_disc_adjusting_tool_KD3163_3.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_rear_brake_caliper_kit_in_use_3.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_rear_brake_caliper_tool_3.gif


Wrenchtech
Sep 20, 2010.


AD