Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.
MG MGF Technical - Brake Caliper Piston
|I was servicing my MGF VVC on the weekend and attempted to change the brake pads on the car.|
After placing the new pads on I attempted to depress the caliper piston so the caliper would fit over the new pads. Unfortunately (due to my lack of a special tool that the manual recommends or another suitable improvised device) I couldn't make the piston move.
Can anyone suggest to this inexperienced home mechanic how I might get around this problem of depressing the caliper piston to fit over new pads?
|J. F. Best|
|If it is the rear, you need to wind the piston clockwise to screw it into its rear-most position. Use a pair of pointy pliers or buy a tool at Repco etal. (very cheap) If it is the front then you need to push it back into the bore with either your thumbs or a G clamp or a special pusher which can also be purchased very cheaply at any Repco or the like store.|
PS make sure that there is plenty of space in the master cylinder for the returned fluid.........should be unless you have topped up recently
|Thanks very much for that advice. I will try it next chance I get.|
|J. F. Best|
This thread was discussed on 19/04/2004
MG MGF Technical index
This thread is from the archive. The Live MG MGF Technical BBS is active now.