Lightly would be fine, but you really need something like a punch to make sure the pin is locked in place... if you're gentle, you can use a small screwdriver as a substitute for a punch.Thanks! Can I tap it in lightly with a hammer, or will that break something?
You use a small punch and hammer on the backside hole to tap it out.How do you take the retaining pin out if replacing the brake pads on the rear? I've loosened the anti-rattle spring, tried to push the small pin in the rear and using needlenose pliers, tried to push the retaining pin out the front.
It's in there and while I'm glad mine has never worked it's way out, I can't get it out no matter what.