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    Anyone has experience replacing rear brake pads on 1992 Miata?

    seems like XYZ and XYZ2 pieces are fused.... they are supposed to pull away from one another... any idea what to do? it probably happened from sitting for 6 months outside.
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    Can you remove the caliper from the carrier?

    If so....on the non-piston side, gently hammer it loose.
    On the piston side...probably gotta carefully pry.

    What are those? EBC Green stuff?

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    Originally posted by tan
    Can you remove the caliper from the carrier?

    If so....on the non-piston side, gently hammer it loose.
    On the piston side...probably gotta carefully pry.

    What are those? EBC Green stuff?
    yes, I can remove the caliper from the carrier, but in order to fit rotors in between brake pads, xyz and xyz must be pulled apart.

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    what is xyz?

    Do you mean how to compress the piston?

    http://www.miata.net/garage/brakepad.html
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    Miata rear brakes are pain in the butt to replace. You have to use alen wrench to loosen up the piston before working on them. Once you loosen up the pistons, xyz and xyz must be pulled apart to allow enough space to put brake pads. It seems like xyz and xyz2 have fused to one another after sitting out for 6 months. Maybe I should try using a torch or something to try freeing them up.....

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    You still never said what xyz is...

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    Don't they have a lower bolt you remove and then flip the caliper up? Like in this pic http://www.miata.net/garage/fig4.jpg Its covered by a plastic cover. Just remove it and then take the bolt out and flip the caliper up IF the top slide is rusted in the bore you will need some persuasive tools I.E. BFH.

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    I think he is saying the sliders are frozen.

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