Miata 1990-1997

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of typical front brake pad components

  1. Remove some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the lower lockbolt, and pivot the brake caliper upwards.
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  7. Remove the brake pads and shim.
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  9. Using Mazda tool 49-0221-600C and the old inner brake pad, push the caliper piston into the caliper bore.
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To install:

  1. Install the brake pads and shims onto the caliper.
  2.  
  3. Pivot the caliper into position. Install the lockbolt and tighten to 58-65 ft. lbs. (78-88 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
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  7. Test the brakes for proper operation.
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