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Brake Pad Change - MX-5 Mk3

A step by step guide on how to change your brake pads on a Mazda MX-5 Mk3 (also known as an NC). There is a slight difference between front and rear procedures, as noted in step 8 of the rear brakes.

Posted by mx5life on Jan 03 2013 03:31 PM
Tools and Parts Required:
Brake pads (either OEM from Mazda, or aftermarket).
14mm socket
19mm spanner
Piston winder
Copper slip
Brake cleaner spray

Front Brakes Guide:
1) Loosen the wheel nuts
2) Jack car up and safely support with axle stands (never work on a car supported with just a jack)
3) Remove wheel
4) Undo bottom caliper bolt (14mm socket). Use the 19mm spanner to keep the guide pin in position
5) Remove bolt and lift caliper upwards and support it
6) Remove old pads and then wind piston back in with the piston winder tool.
7) Clean caliper with brake cleaner spray, and grease up the carrier shims (be careful not to use too much copper grease, you don't want this on your brake discs!)
8) Fit the new pads, and then refit components in reverse order of removal.
9) Pump brakes and carefully go for a test drive!

Rear Brakes Guide:
1) Loosen the wheel nuts
2) Jack car up and safely support with axle stands (never work on a car supported with just a jack)
3) Remove wheel
4) Undo bottom caliper bolt (14mm socket). Use the 19mm spanner to keep the guide pin in position
5) Remove bolt and lift caliper upwards and support it
6) Remove old pads and then wind piston back in with the piston winder tool.
7) Clean caliper with brake cleaner spray, and grease up the carrier shims (be careful not to use too much copper grease, you don't want this on your brake discs!)
8) Fit the new pads, but be aware that there is a small round lug which needs to match up with the slot on the piston.
9) Pump brakes and carefully go for a test drive!
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