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Old 05-05-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Quick brake question

I'm about to change my front disc brake pads on my 02 TJ. Can anyone tell me if they have the normal calipers I can compress with a C clamp or if they have the kind you have to turn and compress with a caliper tool?

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Should compress fine with a c clamp. I've used that and the $5 tool from auto zone. Both work fine.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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I'm about to change my front disc brake pads on my 02 TJ. Can anyone tell me if they have the normal calipers I can compress with a C clamp or if they have the kind you have to turn and compress with a caliper tool?
You can compress them with a C clamp. I usually just use a powerbar. They compress quite easily.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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in my 05 a c-clamp worked well. hang on ill check the chiltons.
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C-clamp looks good.
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Awesome, thanks for the quick response. I changed the pads on my wife's Grand Caravan and the fronts went straight in with a clamp but I had to go rent a compression/twisting tool for the rear ones. Thanks again.
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I changed the pads on my wife's Grand Caravan and the fronts went straight in with a clamp but I had to go rent a compression/twisting tool for the rear ones.
That feature is primarily found only on rear axles. (But not TJ rear axles.) It's a parking brake thing.

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