NO - It is for the pads only.
Wipe some on the back of the bare pad, then add the shim and wipe on that also. If there is a second shim, that also. Wipe a bit on the "Ears" of the pads to let them move more easily in the caliper frames.
Wear gloves because its's pretty sticky stuff. Make sure not to get any on the friction portion of the pad or on the rotor.
I heard about it too. But I changed my rear pads w/o using one of those tools. I am still puzzled. Have I done something wrong or it is suppose to be this way?
I'm sorry in advance if I'm wrong here but doesn't the '11 MDX have an internal drum parking brake system that is separate from the actual caliper? If yes then;
You could be right.I'm sorry in advance if I'm wrong here but doesn't the '11 MDX have an internal drum parking brake system that is separate from the actual caliper? If yes then;
I've always thought the if the parking brake mechanism is a separate system from the caliper braking system, then you do not have to rotate the caliper to retract the piston. Just compress it straight back in.
On the other hand if the parking brake system IS incorporated into the caliper, then that piston design is required to be twisted to retract the caliper piston.