thanks, I gave it another try tonight after work, and as SWETRID had said, when i removed the caliper the pads could slide out.
And luckily the other front did tap out, so i am about to put on the new rotor on the second front wheel and then i"ll close it up and bed in the brakes tmr.
i saw that I had more pad left than I thought, so I put the wheel back on, planning on bringing the car to an Indy to change pads and rotors.
So, to answer, no, didn't get that pad retainer spindle out. (n)
Tried for 8 hours, lol
oh man, almost 4 hours, been spraying, and banging with these as hard as i can in the space. No damn luck.
I also tried the vice grip but tapping didn't do it, and i couldn't get a good angle to hit it hard.
At this point i will keep spraying and trying, but I am faced with putting the wheel...
All set to do front Z26 pads and rotors and rear pads.
Been stuck for an hour trying to remove tube with 13mm bolt (removed).from the firt corner.
AAAAARRRRGGGG! I cannot punch the tube out!
have watched numerous videos that it just punches out.
I am in NJ, and the pads are 3 years old, is it...
assuming apples to apples $100 deductible is $2400 in the ballpark for Mopar Max Care 7 yr / 85k miles?
Not asking whether extended makes sense or not, just if this price is competitive.
current 34,000 miles
purchase date 9/2016