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Old 01-16-2010, 09:54 AM
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HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

Where is this puppy located under the hood of the 5.7L?? Apparently removing the cap is beneficial.

In the middle of changing brake pads, thanks guys!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:57 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

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Where is this puppy located under the hood of the 5.7L?? Apparently removing the cap is beneficial.

In the middle of changing brake pads, thanks guys!
I didn't touch my brake fluid reservoir when just changing my pads out?

IIRC though, it is on the driver side, near the firewall.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:59 AM
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I didn't touch my brake fluid reservoir when just changing my pads out?

IIRC though, it is on the driver side, near the firewall.
Ok, thanks Frank. If I can't immediately find it I'll just move forward.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

Isn't it on the brake booster?
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:06 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

I removed the cap from the little white/clear reservoir... I guess it's the brake fluid, LOL. This is all new to me.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

Yup! That's the one! How low is the Fluid?
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:16 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

Sooo, is there any other way to remove the caliper without compressing it with a C-clamp? My C-clamp isn't big enough This is already turning into a day long project.

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Yup! That's the one! How low is the Fluid?
EDIT - it's just above the little plastic piece that's inside the reservoir.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:21 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

I think you should get a bigger C-Clamp. I don't know what you mean on way to remove the caliper without compressing it. To remove the caliper you just un-bolt it.

Now compress the Brake Pistons with the Brake Pad against it using the C-Clamp. And the the same with the other side.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:24 AM
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I think you should get a bigger C-Clamp. I don't know what you mean on way to remove the caliper without compressing it. To remove the caliper you just un-bolt it.

Now compress the Brake Pistons with the Brake Pad against it using the C-Clamp. And the the same with the other side.
I'm following this how-to (link) - he compressed the piston when removing the caliper from the rotor. I'll go see if I can remove it without compressing. I think my C-clamp will be big enough to compress the piston once I get it off of the rotor.

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:26 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

He meant by un-bolting the caliper first. Then you Compress the Pistons using the Brake Pads with the C-Clamp. Get what I mean? Seems a bit confusing...
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:43 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

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He meant by un-bolting the caliper first. Then you Compress the Pistons using the Brake Pads with the C-Clamp. Get what I mean? Seems a bit confusing...
Yeah, I got it, thanks Paul!! I fully understand it now after taking it apart. I got the old pads off, but I will absolutely need to compress the piston to get the new ones on and back onto the rotor. Off to Lowe's I go, LOL.

Last question for when I get back... what do I do with this little squeeze packet of lubricant? Service manual says to lubricate the two bolts... is that correct?

Thanks for the quick help guys!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:45 AM
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Re: HELP QUICK! Brake fluid resivour!

Yes, You lubricate the two Bolts. Lubricate them well!
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