Last post on May 07, 2008 at 5:51 PM
You are in the Mazda Protege
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Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#8 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [iamz]
Mar 14, 2008 (8:26 am)
... take them apart a couple times a year, clean and re lubricate
The calipers on my 2002 Protege5 have been fine. I have mine cleaned and lubricated every 18 months by the dealer.
#10 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [autonomous]
Mar 23, 2008 (8:41 am)
I am new to this site and I tried to go to the ugly.net site to get the online shop manual, but it doesn't have anything like that when I get there...am I doing something wrong? I am looking to replace my rear brakes myself and would like some directions..any help?
#12 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [iamz]
Mar 23, 2008 (7:17 pm)
Thanks, but it was already deleted. But I got my brakes done and they are working fine. One thing I would like to say is that the piston on the back brakes turns in and you should not try pressing it in with a C-clamp. I had to make a call to a former mechanic to find this out since it would not press in at first. Had no idea that they were suppose to turn...learned something new.
#13 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [merisangel]
Mar 24, 2008 (4:00 am)
I just tried the link and it still works. You may as well get it so you have it for future reference. And yes, there is an allen screw that needs to be turned out to back out the caliper piston.
#14 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [iamz]
Mar 24, 2008 (1:57 pm)
I can't seem to get it to work...it says it's deleted. Do I need something special to download it or am I doing something wrong? Sorry to bother you..but it would be nice to have...Meri
PS...I am trying to download the shop manual, not the owner's manual as I have that. I am a novice when it comes to uploading and downloading things...sorry
#15 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [merisangel]
Mar 25, 2008 (3:51 am)
Click where it says "(One Large Download) (49.3MB)" When the file download box pops up click the "Save" button.
#16 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [iamz]
Mar 25, 2008 (2:07 pm)
Thanks so much, it worked like a champ. I was trying to click on the image link...duh!! Again, thanks a lot...Meri
#17 of 17 Re: rear brake calipers [iamz]
May 07, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Hi, I just downloaded that manual. Wish I had done that a few days ago. I turned the pistons in by hand-I had no idea there was an allen key adjustment. I guess I should go back and make sure they are adjusted properly. Does anyone know the size of that allen key? Thanks its my first post and my first attempt at work on my wifes car.