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Old 10-09-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Brake Sensors questions

I'm looking to do my rear brakes. My question is, is there a brake sensor in each wheel?

I ask this question because I went on german auto parts.com I saw they sell the sensors for the Right Rear and Left Front. I'm just wondering, before I purchase anything.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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no theres one for the front and one for the back, just like it stated
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Oh OK, Thank you
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no problem man, they are easy to replace too, to get rid of the light ( if its on the dash) you have to turn the key to posotion two and just keep it there till the light goes off ( about 15 seconds)
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Does the rear caliper piston have to be pressed in with a clamp or does it get screwed in with a special tool?
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Either or... Just rent the tool from Advanced Auto Parts and it screws in order to push the piston back in.
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the brake senors are plug and play, yank the old one out, insert the new one. just be careful
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Does the rear caliper piston have to be pressed in with a clamp or does it get screwed in with a special tool?
i used a regular clamp to push the piston back in.
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more than my fair share of bmw rear brake jobs. just a clamp is all i use to push those puppies in. just make sure u pop the top off of the brake fluid resevior to prevent pressure from hurting the master cylinders or anything.
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more than my fair share of bmw rear brake jobs. just a clamp is all i use to push those puppies in. just make sure u pop the top off of the brake fluid resevior to prevent pressure from hurting the master cylinders or anything.
OK cool and off course on popping of the top on the master cylinder. I learned that the hard way years ago.
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