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Step 11: Re Install Brake Caliper

First take one of the old brake pads and place it on the circular piece of the caliper (lengthwise), then take the C-clamp and place one side touching the old brake pad and the other on the far end of the caliper. Tighten the c clamp until the circular bit is flush with the side of the caliper. Then place the caliper back in position and tighten the bolts to the required torque with the torque wrench. 
<p>Pretty comprehensive and will be utilizing it this next weekend. Nice Job!!!</p>
thanks
It's also a good idea to bleed the brake system after doing a brake job to get all the air out of the system. And make sure to pump up the brakes and make sure the pedal is firm before even turning the vehicle on let alone putting it in gear.
Thanks again, we didn't bleed the system and its working fine. It is a good idea to pump the brakes first.
When depressing the caliper piston it's a good idea to open the bleeder screw as forcing fluid back through the system can damage the butterfly valves in the ABS unit.
Thanks, I didn't know that.
The bolts on the tire need to be loosened before you jack up the car.
Thank you forgot to write that up, it's in the ible now.
I definitely need to replace the brakes on a <a href="http://www.hirningauto.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new&amp;location=&amp;bodyType=&amp;make=GMC&amp;model=Acadia&amp;trim=&amp;minYear=&amp;maxYear=&amp;maxPrice=" rel="nofollow">GMC</a>, but sadly I would be doing this for myself and not my dad. I'll have to remember this for a future father's day gift though. How big would I want the metal pipe to be, and how small should the wrench be?
The metal pipe we used was about 5 feet but it is used as a lever, I think a foot or so should do, make sure it fits over the handle of your wrench. Or take some padding and then hit the wrench with a hammer. It shouldn't be too difficult unless lock tight was used on the bolts (like ours). The clearance for the wrench was probably 3 inches, but our socket was about 2 inches long. Thanks for commenting its nice to know that people actually use what I write up -Zaphod
I definitely need to replace the brakes on a <a href="http://www.hirningauto.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new&amp;location=&amp;bodyType=&amp;make=GMC&amp;model=Acadia&amp;trim=&amp;minYear=&amp;maxYear=&amp;maxPrice=" rel="nofollow">GMC</a>, but sadly I would be doing this for myself and not my dad. I'll have to remember this for a future father's day gift though. How big would I want the metal pipe to be, and how small should the wrench be?

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