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Old 06-28-2005, 04:19 PM
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GMA Brake Pad Replacement

I ordered new SBS pads for my GMA calipers. They are held in by what looks like 2 pins (instead of threaded bolts like they should be!!!). The new pads didn't come with new pins. Anyone dealt with replacing these?
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Hey damnbiker! Did you ever figure out the pins?? I'm in the same boat.
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I ordered new SBS pads for my GMA caliper. Can I take the caliper apart without pulling the pins. Not sure really what to expect. Please help.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:37 AM
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Don't split the caliper

You didn't mention which GMA Caliper, so lets assume it is a 2 piston caliper (one on each side).
If you split the caliper you will release the fluid and will have to rebleed the brake line.

It's more likely that the pads are held in in by debris and/or some wear into the caliper.
With a flat blade screwdriver gentle get the blade in between the pad friction material and the rotor and pry/wiggle the pads away from the rotor.

You would need the added space anyway because of the greater thickness of the new pads.

The pins are the only thing holding the pads in

Once the pads are away they should loosen, grab the steel backer with needlenose pliers or vise grips and wiggle them out.

Clean the inside of the caliper so the new pads slid in easily and use disk brake lube on the edges that contact the caliper and the piston contact area.

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