1998 Mazda 626 Caliper

Tiny
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  • 1998 MAZDA 626
Brakes problem
1998 Mazda 626 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I NEED TO KNOW HOW I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE BRAKES. ON THE CALIPER, THEY HAVE BOLTS ON THE BOTTOM BUT AT THE TOP IS ENCASED IN METAL. I NEVER SEEN THESE TYPES OF CALIPERS. PLEASE HELP!
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Sunday, July 4th, 2010 AT 10:32 PM

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Tiny
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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OK, I AM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE PICTURE. BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET THE CALIPER OFF.
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
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Okay are you working on the front or rear brake calipers?
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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FRONT. EVERYONE SAY'S IT'S SUPPOSED TO SWING UPWARD AFTER REMOVING THE BOTTOM BOLT. BUT IT FEELS LIKE IT'S GETTING STUCK ON SOMETHING. I HAVE CHANGED PLENTY OF BRAKE PADS BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM LIKE THIS.
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes there were 2 designs made, one caliper had only 1 mounting bolt, located on lower part of caliper that you remove then pivot caliper upward. The other was the more standard 2 bolt caliper.I'm assuming you have the 1 bolt style so it must just be hitting something if you removed the 1 lower bolt and tried pivoting upward.
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Yes. It's the one bolt! Is there supposed to be anything locking it down. Or is it supposed to be free pivoting. Thank you for the prompt responds
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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Nope, just remove the allen bolt then rotate the caliper upward. Maybe your pads were really worn so you might try pushing the caliper piston in with a pry bar then rotating the caliper upward.
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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Okay I will try this. Thank you very much. If it doesn't work or if I have more quistions I will be back! I know where to come!
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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How about the back caliper (rear)
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 8:32 PM

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