After completing the job check the brake pedal operation. Because the system
was never opened, brake bleeding should not be necessary, but if the pedal is spongy,
bleed the brake system. Never operate a vehicle without normal brake pedal operation.
While driving the vehicle, listen for strange noises as this is an indication of
a problem in which repairs will need to be performed. Inspect brake fluid levels
in the brake master cylinder. Brake pad design configuration may vary slightly,
but the concept is the same.
A rear caliper reset tool is necessary for parking brake integrated systems.
The reset tool screws the piston back into the caliper. These calipers cannot be
compressed with a clamping tool, it can only be reset with the reset tool. A locator
slot is used on the inboard piston, which is fitted into a peg located on the backing
plate of the pad. Rear disc brake pads offer improved performance and are not affected
by moisture like conventional
Brake pads wear down making a grinding noise.
Caliper slides lock up, not allowing the caliper move causing premature
Inferior parts squeak, grumble and prematurely wear.