CHANGING BRAKE PADS AND C CLAMPING PISTON BACK IN CALIPER

  • Tiny
  • roycar71
  • 1998 GMC Jimmy
  • 6 CYL
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:00 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Remove the cap.

Do not pump up till all 4 are done.

No, the motor does not need to be running

Roy

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:03 PM
  • Tiny
  • roycar71
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Removing the cap does it allow air so I would have to bleed brakes? Thanks.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:06 PM
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No, it will fill the master back up with fluid.

Roy

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:08 PM
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Thanks.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:14 PM
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Good luck

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM

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