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  1. 2001 E46 320i Touring - Brake Pad Help 
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    I've been told that it's not wise just to push the piston back in when renewing front pads on an e46.......something to do with forcing contaminants into the abs pump or damaging the master cylinder? I was told it's wise to crack open the bleed nipple first. This seems a bit over the top......but is it a wise thing to do? Also, I know the pads are on their way out so if I change them before the sensor comes on, can I get away without changing the sensor?

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    I always open the bleed nipples when i replace pads. UNLESS i suspect a collapsed brake hose etc.
    Some people do it different, but thats how i always do it
    Just replace the sensor anyway as more often than not the metal clips wont hold it into the pad when they have been removed
     
     

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