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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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What tools do I need to replace my brake pads?

I'll be replacing my brake pads soon. The Clymer manual doesn't say anything about the exact tools needed for the procedure; it just says "remove part x", etc., without specifying tools. Can anyone tell me exactly what I'll need?

Thanks very much.
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Cool. Someone also recommended a C clamp, for holding the piston down (I guess?). Do you think I should get one?
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Nah, remove the reservoir cap and ease the piston down - have a rag wrapped around the reservoir to catch spillage. You won't lose much if any.
Once done, top off the fluid if needed.
I use a big Philips screwdriver to press the piston down - better leverage.
You shouldn't need a tool to pry the pads, but YMMV.
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