Rear Brake Pads

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A few weeks ago when I had another flat I noticed the rear pads were getting close to replacement time. I ordered up some powerstop rear pads and put them on last night. It took me less time to do a pad swap on the rear than it does to change the oil. Extremely easy job to do but there were a couple items that others might find helpful.

1. You have to put the rear brake system into parking brake service mode. To do this get in the car and shut the door. Push the start button just to turn on to accessory mode. Push in the gas pedal all the way, push in the park brake button all the way and while holding these push the start button to turn off then turn it back on with the button press again (all while pressing the gas and the brake button). Once the vehicle is back on you can release the buttons and it should show on the display that the parking brake system is in service mode. Putting it back to normal at the end is the same process except you pull the brake button instead of push it.
2.I don't have normal automotive wrenches thin enough for the caliper nut. Luckily, I had a 17mm cone wrench to hold the nut while backing out the bolt. I may have been able to make it work with a pair of needle nose but the 17mm cone wrench was perfect.
3. Before removing the caliper I easily was able to push the piston back in with a screw driver. Not need to use anything special there, just a flat screw driver between the back of the pad and the piston.

That was it, took seconds to pop the pads out and pop new pads and new slide clips back in. My caliper pins still felt very well lubed, so I didn't relube them. The rotors were very smooth so I didn't worry about having them turned either. All in all, the easiest brake pad replacement I have ever done.
 

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