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Old 17th May 2008
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That sound stupid but how do we remove the front galliper to change brake pads?

I see 2 male e20 torx bolt,and 2 females torx,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

wich ones i removed



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That sound stupid but how do we remove the front galliper to change brake pads?

I see 2 male e20 torx bolt,and 2 females torx,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

wich ones i removed



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I too was going to attempt to do my brakes today but I don't have the E20. I think the E20 removes the back bracket and the female ones are for the front part of the pad bracket so probably the E20. I have an set of E bits coming from amazon.
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i can't be positive because of the brief description, BUT:

i believe the E20 is the caliper carrier bolt. This holds the brake piston to the car, and needs to be removed to change the rotor.

If you are ONLY changing the pads, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE THIS!


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so i guess i should remove the 2 females torx bolts on the galiper........

Anywone know the size of those bolts?

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if you're just replacing the pads and not the rotors, then you only need to remove the guide pins. they're the torx bolts with the little plastic caps on them. it's been a little while since i've changed mine, but i think they're t18.
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if you're just replacing the pads and not the rotors, then you only need to remove the guide pins. they're the torx bolts with the little plastic caps on them. it's been a little while since i've changed mine, but i think they're t18.
my guide pins were allen heads, size 7 or so.

same with my buddies MY04
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if you're just replacing the pads and not the rotors, then you only need to remove the guide pins. they're the torx bolts with the little plastic caps on them. it's been a little while since i've changed mine, but i think they're t18.

Ok the 2 little plastic caps have a torx bolt under them......i didnt notice...........

thanks a lot
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Oops I forgot thesaabsite had a write up on the procedure. I finnaly found it and did realize that I'm just doing the pads now here is the linky:

hxxp://thesaabsite.com/93/93frontpadreplacement.htm

replace xx with tt to get there I can't remember if the rules on the site allows outside links.

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my guide pins were allen heads, size 7 or so.

same with my buddies MY04
hmmm. mine were definitely torx, and i checked my torx set and they were either t30 or t40, which is about a 7mm allen size.
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I just finished pads on all four. Thank you Autozone for the tool rental to get back calipers backed off.

I've noticed my brakes feel softer now, but no more grinding. I bleed all for wheels and the pedal is stiff but when the car is off but when I drive it the pedal wants to go to the floor when the car is sitting still. The brakes seem to work fine though

This is my wife's car so I didn't notice if this is new but is this normal??
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my guide pins were allen heads, size 7 or so.

same with my buddies MY04
No they aren't. A 7mm allen will fit, but it's not the right one.

They are definately T40 torx. Try it!
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