Hi all, Last fall when our 2011 Compass was in for oil change the tech said the front brakes were "getting there". I knew since the pedal was low that everything needed to be cleaned up anyway so here was the incentive to do it. Everything went well and I like the slider pin set up better than that on the Ram which has the short pins. Today it was in for oil again and I wanted to rotate the tires and clean up the rear brakes since I felt the pedal was still a bit low. WOW! What a set up! It still has the same longer pins as the front calipers. Whoever put the rear brakes on it before didn't bother to clean anything up. I had to put a pipe on the ratchet to get the slider pins out. The upper pins have me puzzled the most. The head is behind the brake hose. Well, not the hose as such, it's behind the metal fitting that attaches to the caliper. I couldn't get a ratchet on there nor a ring wrench. I didn't dream the spanner would get it loose. I managed to drive a 14mm socket on with my hammer. I still had to unscrew the pin past this metal fitting. It almost seems that you need to remove the brake hose to replace the brake pads. That's mental! Who came up with this set up? Is this typical of Jeep ( my first one ) or was this particular bit of lunacy reserved for this particular vehicle? It almost seems the brake hose needed to be angle at the end but that wasn't possible. I gave up on the passenger side since I could see it needs new pads. The inner shot and the outer almost new. Does anyone have advice to the proper procedure?