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I need to replace my front brake pads. I can get them off and everything, but i remember someone telling me about bleeding the breaks. Is this really neccisary? Thanx guys
No $hit? Not doubtin' ya, as I've "virtually" known ya for some time and yourSMOOTH said:If you can get the piston back in without opening the bleed valve, you are doing better then I, but I've broken more then one piston trying and refuse to try anymore, calipers are expensive.
This is why I use the block of wood. I've never broken a piston, but my dadSMOOTH said:One suggestion, for either way you try (i.e. opening the bleed valve, or just trying to force the fluid back in the resevouir. Leave the inside break pad (the one that is against the piston) on to take the force of pushing the piston. You can use a C-clamp or some adjustable pliars. But don't push directly on the piston, the break easily.
Neither have I. The pads are a simple pull the old/put on the new. BUT,94bronco said:I've always just used the old pad and a C-Clamp to push the piston back. Be slow or the brake fluid will shoot out. Never had to give it any pressure/force to get the piston back in.