Removing and installing brake pads fourpiston fixed caliper disk brakes


If the brake pads are to be installed again, they must be marked with their positions when removed. It is forbidden to interchange the inside and outside brake pads or those from the left and right wheels, and this can result in uneven braking.

Run the brake pads out together with the damper plates. If this is not possible (it depends on the degree of brake pad wear), separate the damper plates from the brake backplate with a suitable spatula before removing the pads. In either case, first move the brake pads back as far as possible with the piston resetting tool. If necessary, draw off a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir first. Important: the spatula must be inserted accurately between the brake pad and the damper plate, in order to avoid damaging the brake piston seals.

1. Press the spreader spring together in the center and disengage it from its holder. At the same time, or before pressing the spreader spring together, press it towards the brake disk in the retaining plate area, to relieve the load. This will avoid damage to the retaining plate.


Renew warning contacts if the core wire has been abraded away or ground through. If there are rubbing marks on the plastic part of the warning contact, it can be re-used.

3. Puil the brake pads out with the brake pad extractor tool. On brake calipers with damper plates, always note the following:

2. Run the warning contact lead out at the brake caliper and pull the warning contact out of the brake pad plate.

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