Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads

November 4, 2022 0 Comments

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads – R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman Wagon (2008-14) R56 MINI Cooper Hatchback (2007-13) R56 MINI Cooper JCW Hatchback (2009-13) R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback (2007-13) R57 MINI Cooper Convertible (2009-15) MINI Cooper JCW Convertible (2009-15) R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible (2009-15)

In general, brake pads should be inspected approximately every 10,000 miles and replaced if the lining of the pad material is worn enough to trigger the pad change sensor. In fact, most people don’t check their pads and usually wait for the little brake warning light on the dash to come on. It’s a smart idea to replace the pads and check your discs as soon as you see the warning light.

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads

If you ignore the warning light, you can actually reach the metal contact point where the metal support of the pads comes into contact with the brake discs. Using your brakes in this condition will not only result in insufficient braking, but will also cause the cracks in the brake discs to appear. When the discs are dug, they are damaged and often beyond repair. Sometimes a resurfacing will do, but often the groove cut will be deeper than the MINI specifications allow. The smart thing to do is to replace the pads immediately.

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads?

The procedure for replacing all wheel blocks is essentially the same. There are slight configuration differences between the front and rear brakes, but generally the replacement procedure is similar. The first step is to jack up the car and remove the road wheel. This will expose the brake caliper which pushes the pads against the disc. When starting to work with blocks, make sure the parking brake is off.

If you look inside the caliper you will see the brake pads – usually they will look very thin. To replace the MINI brake pads, you have to remove the caliper. Start with a screwdriver to remove the small plastic caps that cover each caliper guide bolt (see picture 1). Next, remove the two 7mm guide screws from the caliper (see pictures 2 and 3). Next, use a screwdriver to remove the brake pad retainer clip that prevents the flap from folding (see Figure 4). Be sure to wear safety glasses when doing this, as the clip can fly if you’re not careful. Next, use pliers to remove the brake pad sensor (driver’s side only) (see image 5).

Once the guide screws are removed, you should be able to easily remove the caliper from its mounting (see image 6). If not, you can very carefully remove the caliper with a screwdriver. Take your time and lift both sides of the caliper equally. At this point you can remove the outer brake pad from the caliper and use a screwdriver to pry the inner pad from the caliper piston. (See Figure 7) Hang the caliper with some zip ties or string until you are ready to work with it again. Do not let the caliper hang from the rubber tube (this can damage the brake line) (see Figure 8)

After removing the pads, inspect the inside of the bore. This area should be cleaned with compressed air and isopropyl alcohol. Make sure the dust boots and clamping rings in the drill are not torn or damaged. If they are, the well may need to be rebuilt.

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At this point, you should carefully inspect the brake discs. Measure the thickness of the disk with a micrometer. If the drive is worn beyond its specifications, it’s time to replace it with the one on the other side (see Pelican’s technical article: Battery Replacement and Battery Gear Installation). In our case, we decided to replace the brake discs at the same time as the pads.

Installing new brakes is relatively easy. You need to take a C-clamp and push the caliper piston back into the bore. This is because the new pads will be significantly thicker than the old worn ones and the piston is set in the position of the old pad. Push the piston back with the clamp, being careful not to use too much force. Using a screwdriver can accidentally damage the vacuum cleaner and the seals in the bore and is not recommended. (See picture 9)

Note that moving the pistons back into the calipers will raise the level of the brake reservoir (see Pelican’s white paper: Adjustable Rear Control Arm Installation for details). Make sure you don’t have too much fluid in your reservoir. If the level is high, you may need to drain the reservoir a bit to prevent it from overflowing. Also make sure the cap is securely attached to the top of the reservoir. Failure to do so may result in accidental spillage of brake fluid onto your paintwork.

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads

Once the piston is pushed all the way in, you should be able to fit the new pads into the bot. If you encounter resistance, double check that the inside of the bore is clean. Simply press the inner brake pad into place by hand. (See Figure 10) Place the other brake pad on the caliper mounting frame. (See picture 11)

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Most cars use a separate set of brake shoes in the rotor to act as a parking brake. In the MINI it uses the brakes themselves to push the rotor and lock the wheel. Because of this design, the piston must be rotated rather than pushed back into the bore. To do this you will need a brake piston puller as shown here. This tool usually comes complete with a variety of fasteners that fit into the small pins on the front face of the piston. The tool support plate locks it in place by turning it clockwise. It simultaneously rotates and pushes the piston. Also, be sure to turn off the parking brake or the piston will not move at all (see picture 9).

Install the caliper back onto its mounting bracket, around the brake disc. If the caliper does not fit, then you need to push the piston a little more until the gap between the two pads is wide enough to fit the brake disc. Tighten the guide bolts to 18-22 ft-lbs. (25-30 Nm) and insert the brake pad sensor into the brake pad slot with a new one if the old sensor has been activated. If you need to replace the sensor, you will also need to remove the internal split line to access the connection point. The brake wear sensor attaches to the ABS sensor wire with rubber clips built into the line, as well as a spacer that fits over the brake bleed valve. (See Figures 12 and 13)

The calipers on the R55 / R56 / R57 cars are held on the car in a different arrangement than the R50 / R52 / R53 cars. You will need a 13mm and 15mm wrench to remove the caliper. Hold the inner 15mm nut while you loosen and remove the 13mm bolt on the outside of the caliper. With both screws removed, pull the caliper up and out of the caliper frame.

At the top and bottom of each pad you will see a small piece of sheet metal pressed against the frame of the locking caliper. These are anti-rattle springs and do double duty, eliminating brake noise and also attaching the brake pads to the caliper mounting frame. With the caliper removed, pull the old pads off the frame and pull each shock spring off the frame. You should get a new set of springs with the new brake pads. Push the top and bottom springs into place and then install the new pads on the frame.

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You may also want to spray the back of the brake pads with some anti-squeeze glue. This glue basically holds the pads and pistons together and prevents noisy vibrations. Pressure pads can also be purchased as sheets that peel off and place on the back of the pads.

When you’re done with both sides, depress the brake pedal a few times to make sure the pads and pistons are seated properly. Also make sure the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir if necessary. Brake pads usually take 100 to 200 miles to completely break down. It is typical for braking performance to degrade slightly as the pads begin to wear. Make sure you avoid heavy braking or emergency maneuvers during this period.

Those of you with R55 / R56R57 cars will also need to reset the Condition Based Service (CBS) lights in the car when

Where Do The Clips Go On Brake Pads