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help with replacing the brake pad

Post by haybunch on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 11:56 am

i managed to installe newnew p in but the retaining pin wont go all the way in so the hole for the r pin wont come out, am i suppose to hammer the pin in cause thats what ive been doing but still wont go in
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by sullivj on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 7:49 pm

Mine normally needs a tap with a flat punch to get it properly seated
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 8:35 pm

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Post by haybunch on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 8:52 pm

does it have to be a proper punch? ive been trying to use a nail, a fat screw, and a wrench handle as punches and the thing could still be pulled out with my finger :s and i wasnt being gentle as well. would it help if i take the caliper off?
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 11:21 pm

Daft question, have you compared the length of the replacement pin with the old one to make sure it's the same? Something is not right because it doesn't need that much force, I've used a pattress screw as a drift in the past.
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by haybunch on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 9:40 am

yes i even tried using the old one and it wouldnt go in too
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 9:42 am

big hammer, 5mm hex socket, void hitting hand in process!
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by haybunch on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 12:32 pm

gonna try and ddouse it with penetreating fluid and see how it goes
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by haybunch on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 3:28 pm

after about an hour of banging it in it still didnt go in, but banging the new pin mustve made the hole larger and i tried inserting the old pin again and it went in without effort... i guess i'll stivk to the old one
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Re: help with replacing the brake pad

Post by haybunch on Fri 25 Jan 2019, 4:53 pm

once i knew how to do it the rear pair was a quick job. only skipped on cleaning the pistons.
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c clamp caliper to wheel spoke to push the piston, wemoto's retaining pin does not fit

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