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Old 04-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Changing Front Brakes

I'm going to tackle new brake pads tomorrow morning for the front. I've changed brake pads in the past and it was all pretty straight forward. Anything surprises I should expect to run into? Is it just two bolts per caliper or is there more?
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I'm going to tackle new brake pads tomorrow morning for the front. I've changed brake pads in the past and it was all pretty straight forward. Anything surprises I should expect to run into? Is it just two bolts per caliper or is there more?
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If it's just on the front then yea it'll be super easy. Two bolts, remove caliper, remove pads, compress cylinder, insert new pads, replace caliper onto rotor, redo bolts. BAM your done in 10-15 minutes Max
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Re: Changing Front Brakes

This is a bit of over kill but good!

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Re: Changing Front Brakes

You may need to resurface the rotors.
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its easy other than breaking those damn bolts loose, dont take out the wrong bolts (there are 4, two of them done need to come out the two you want hold the caliper onto the spindle. Make sure you use correct tq amts on re installation.
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Re: Changing Front Brakes

As long as you're just doing the front, it's pretty straightforward. To do the rears, you have to have a special tool to compress the rear caliper pistons.
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Just did the fronts. And it would have been easy, if the people before had changed the pads once in awhile. Instead everything was kind of shot. All the pads were worn down completely so it was metal on metal. And one of the boots around the piston and split so it didn't have any fluid around it and siezed up. So yeah, I got to buy a new caliper too. Other than that it was fun. Or something. Next weekend it will be the fuel filler neck and grommet. Yay!!!
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Just did the fronts. And it would have been easy, if the people before had changed the pads once in awhile. Instead everything was kind of shot. All the pads were worn down completely so it was metal on metal. And one of the boots around the piston and split so it didn't have any fluid around it and siezed up. So yeah, I got to buy a new caliper too. Other than that it was fun. Or something. Next weekend it will be the fuel filler neck and grommet. Yay!!!
Nice... I assume you got new rotors or resurfaced the ones you had?

Did you bleed the brake system?
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Yep it all works good now. I took it out for a little romp session. I figure I had to, you know, to make sure I fixed it right. And you can't stop fast unless you first go fast, right?
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