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Changing Rear Pads - Top caliper pin problem

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I am in the middle of changing my rear pads and the top caliper pin won't slide (its not rotating easily at all). I can't get the caliper assembly down over the pads. I've never had this happen. How do I fix it?
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Re: Changing Read Pads - Top caliper pin problem

I'm not sure I am understanding you. You put the pads in the caliper and then lower the caliper AND pads over the rotor. Be sure that those twi indentations in the piston face (#14) are at 12:00 & 6:00 so that they line up with the nipples on the back of the pad.
Pin #10 can stay in place if you are only replacing the pads and not removing the rotors. Remove bolt #1. Rotate the caliper up on pin #10. Replace pads. Turn in the piston. Lower the caliper, reinsert and tighten #1.

#10 only gets removed if you need to remove the caliper.
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