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    How To - Mazda 6i - rear brake install - with PICS!

    Rear pad replacement for a 2005 4cyl Mazda 6i - I am not sure what years and model this will be compatible for, but please let me know so that I can update the how to.


    Tools needed:

    *Brake caliper tool kit* - you can use it for free from Autozone (with deposit of $55)
    Floor Jack
    Jackstands
    New Replacement Pads
    Anti-Seize Lube - very important!!!
    9/16 socket and ratchet drive
    9/16 combo wrench
    various pliers - because you never know
    Screwdriver - because you never know
    Hammer - because you never know
    Flashlight

    Step 1: Jack up car and safely secure the jackstands in the appropriate positions.

    Step 2: Remove wheels and assess the situation.

    Step 3: Get in there pussy.
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    Step 4: Make sure that parking brake is not engaged!

    Step 5: Using the 9/16 socket or wrench, remove the slides from the top of the caliper and pull top off of caliper.

    Step 6: Remove "V" shaped metal clip and pull off old pads. Remove both shims from both sides of pads.
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    Next step, compressing the Piston.

    Step 7: Pull out your brake caliper tool and pull out the correct pieces for the piston.

    Step 8: Once the tool is extended into position, turn clockwise to compress the piston making sure to leave the groove in a up and down position (see pic 5)
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    Step 9: Place old shims onto the new pads.

    Step 10: Put new pads and shims into caliper bracket, and place the piston portion of the caliper back over the new pads.

    Step 11: LUBE UP CALIPER SLIDES!!

    Step 12: Replace caliper slide with the notched/grommeted slide in the Upper/Top position and tighten up with 9/16.

    Step 13: Put tires on, Start car and set the brakes. Bleed if necessary and always check you brake fluid to ensure no problems. Lower car off of Jackstands.

    Contrats, you just saved yourself some money. Please paypal all savings to me. Thank you.
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    nice very welll done man! When I get some time I will add it to the how-to quick list for ya!

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    Mazda 6 Jacking Points

    Does anyone have Pics of the places that a Mazda 6 can be jacked? Thank you in advance for any pics that can be provided.

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    Thanks for the DIY write up! I'll be doing mine in the Spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailman View Post
    Does anyone have Pics of the places that a Mazda 6 can be jacked? Thank you in advance for any pics that can be provided.
    They are under there.. I will see about getting some pictures tonight for ya.
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    It's very good. This information is important for me. Thanks for sharing this. emergency flashlight
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