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    How do you get the retaining spring off??

    I've tried to prize it off, but it looks like its sprung loaded. As the callipers are painted, I've started to chip the paint off, so given up for now.

    Thanks in advance.

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    They just lever out. They do ping out with some force tho.

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    I tried that, but started prizing chunks of paint of the calipers. Does it have a spring clip in the middle?

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    Its weird their retained in the middle of pad.

    I just used a large flat blade screwdriver and they popped out

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    Where do you prize it from?
    From the inner centre part out
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    The most outer part


    Does that sound like English??

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    If I remember I did it from the centre.

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    The centre of the spring is a small square with a lug towards the centre of the wheel hub, this lug slots into a small hole in a spring plate that is fixed to the back of the brake pad. Put the screwdriver betwen this spring plate and the plate on the brake and pry them apart just watch the spring clip it can fire out under great tension and do you some damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhb View Post
    The centre of the spring is a small square with a lug towards the centre of the wheel hub, this lug slots into a small hole in a spring plate that is fixed to the back of the brake pad. Put the screwdriver betwen this spring plate and the plate on the brake and pry them apart just watch the spring clip it can fire out under great tension and do you some damage.
    Cheers, I'll give it a go (wearing safety goggles!)

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    just place palm off the other hand lightly over it, whilst levering the screw driver with the other, stops things going wandering then aswel

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