Changing Brake Pad Process Question.

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  1. rollieman

    rollieman Silver Member

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    In the process of swapping out the OEM pads with Z-23's.

    I noticed after removing the top pin the spring has some fairly strong tension which is no problem getting it out but it looks like it's going to bear trying to get the top pin aligned due to the tension of this spring.

    I did notice the springs that came with the Z23 pads have a bit different configuration and have much less tension when aligning the top pin; however, I prefer to use the OEM spring but wondering if there are any tips or tricks to aligning that top pin which is being pulled out of location from the spring tension?

    Thank you !
     
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    I just used my hands and was able to get the pins started. Once started I tapped them back in. See the link.
     
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    All set !

    By installing the top pin first in a free state then the bottom pin second which is under spring load I was able to get the pin centered by pushing downward on the spring. Seems it's easier to be able to push the spring downward as opposed to pushing it upward.

    So all is well, other than the spring fighting me a little the entire process couldn't be simpler !

    Thank you !
     
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    I found the rears to be more of a PITA to get that spring in.
     
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    The rears were easy for me. The fronts were a PITA. Much cursing went on for the fronts...
     

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