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NEED help with brake pad removal!

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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.

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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?

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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..)

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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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I've never had pads that are stuck to piston. Are you sure you've retracted the pistons already? You need to do so before the pads can be pulled out.

The backing plate is indeed bonded to the pad. The shims are added to reduce squeaking.

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I have a vibration damper stuck inside the piston hole. Any idea how to get it loose? It's the larger upper one.

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I have a vibration damper stuck inside the piston hole. Any idea how to get it loose? It's the larger upper one.

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Hi If you drill a small hole in the damper and then screw in a self taping screw you can use the head of the screw to pry the damper out. hope this helps. Berny

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I'm going to take the screw out of the stuck piece and take the same piece off of the new damper. I'll put in the new one and then put the screw back in through the plate.

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