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I was using the DIY instructions from this forum and i ran into a problem, probably because I have never changed brake pads before. Anyways I got through everything to the point where I spread the calipers apart with pliers, but then I couldn't get the pads to pull out. Am I forgetting something here? It felt like the Pads had rusted onto the backing plate and I was afraid to pry the two apart. Is it ok to just go in there and try to chizzle them apart, what should I do? I need to figure this out as my car is in pieces and I need to drive it by thursday to have the alignment for my track event.

Thanks,

Bill

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The pads are permanently bonded to the backing plate. You do not need to separate them as they come out as a single piece, two pad assemblies with metal backing plates. Male sure you remove any upper pin or bolt holding the pads in place first.

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Quick question... I want to change the OEM pads for Pagid Yellows just for the track day and then back to OEM, can I use the Pagids without backing plate?

Define backing plate B)

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hi:

I meant the anti-rattle back plate (which sometimes gets stuck on the caliper pistons..)

Yes. At the track, I install Pagid yellows without the anti-rattle plates (ARPs). Afterward, I reinstall the stock pads and re-glue (with high-temp RTV) the ARPs.

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hi:

I meant the anti-rattle back plate (which sometimes gets stuck on the caliper pistons..)

Yes. At the track, I install Pagid yellows without the anti-rattle plates (ARPs). Afterward, I reinstall the stock pads and re-glue (with high-temp RTV) the ARPs.

Thanks! Whats an High temperature RTV ?

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hi:

I meant the anti-rattle back plate (which sometimes gets stuck on the caliper pistons..)

Yes. At the track, I install Pagid yellows without the anti-rattle plates (ARPs). Afterward, I reinstall the stock pads and re-glue (with high-temp RTV) the ARPs.

Thanks! Whats an High temperature RTV ?

RTV is an industry acronym for Room Temperature Vulcanizing. It's a silicone-based sealant. Common brand is Permatex. They sell several versions. I use "Permatex High-Temp Ultra Copper RTV Silicone Gasket Maker".

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