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Changing front pads

Hi are the front pads easy to change on the 172?

I heard you needed an electronic device to withdraw the old pads? Is this true?
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Hi are the front pads easy to change on the 172?

I heard you needed an electronic device to withdraw the old pads? Is this true?
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Easy - same as any other single piston caliper. Unbolt the caliper from the slides on the caliper carrier and the whole lot will fall away. I do not know of any device required.
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@lloyd: I think the "electronic device to withdraw the old pads" you refer to may actually be the service procedure for the rear brake pads, it's accessible from the instrument console menu, but you won't need it for the front ones.

If you do ever want to replace your rear pads (or are just curious about how to do it) WhiteRabbit has made an excellent "how to", it's a sticky thread in the R172 DIY section HERE
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