Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - Johngalaxy

Hi

I am wanting to replace the rear brake pads on my 2007 Landrover Freelander. My question is Do I need a special winding back tool or can I use a g-clamp to take the piston back?

Thanks for any info.

Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - hardway

Absolute rule!!

If the handbreak operates on the rear callipers the NEVER try to force the piston in with a "G" clamp.

They always need the pistons wound back in tho the calliper body.

Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - Johngalaxy

Thanks for your response,

The handbrake operates using brake shoes inside the brake disk.

Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - hardway

Then as they're just callipers a clamp will put the pistons back into the calliper.

But I always crack the bleed nipple first.

This gives the nipple a "service" and makes sure it can be opened at a future date.

Expels any air and doesn't force fluid back into the lines.

It wouldn't be the first time a master or ABS unit is damaged by forcing fluid backwards.

And I'll repeat,

Any time brake bleed nipples are freed off is a good thing.

I normally give them a heat with a blow torch.

Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - Johngalaxy

I used a g-clamp to wind the piston back. When I used the g-clamp I tightened the clamp slow and steady to the required location.

Thanks for the advice.

Landrover Freelander - Landrover Freelander 2007 Rear brake calliper - gordonbennet

Properly serviced and lubed, sliding pistons should be able to be pushed home wih just gentle leverage with a relatively thin screwdriver, this applies whether they are single pistons with sliders or twin/quad opposed.

Never yet needed a G clamp, except when using 4 to hold all the shoes in to try and bleed the notorious (for bleeding) Landrover Series drum brakes.

 

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