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I've posted this on the Soarer page as that is the car I am replacing brake pads on, but as the system is similar, I am also posting it here as someone may have seen the same problem.

I've followed the procedure to replace the brake pads, which seems quite simple. Removed the top 14mm bolt on the cylinder assembly, swung it down, replaced the pads and associated shims etc, then pushed the cylinders back in (I opened the bleed valve to let the fluid flow out as I read somewhere about problems with an accumulator if you just merrily shove them back in), and then my problem arises.

When I try to swing the cylinder assembly back up into position it won't go because the new pads are obviously much thicker. The problem is on the outside where the 'claw' of the cylinder assembly goes as the rear where the pistons are has plenty of clearance. It looks like the cylinder assembly should slide outwards to allow the 'claw' to clear the pads but I can't move it.

Is there a secret or should I get a bit brutal with it to make it move?

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sounds simaler to most cars it should just slide with a bit of fource ,get brutal and hope it has not siezed ,don,t forget to take top of brake fluid res and put some cloth around the area in case it overflows as you push cylinder back in

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