Front Brake pad replacement (OEM pads)

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Front Brake pad replacement (OEM pads)

Post by yomincarr on 4/15/2010, 20:56

1-loosen the lug nuts
2-jack the car up
3-remove the wheels
4-use a 13mm socket and a thin adjustable wrench to remove the two caliper bolts. (sorry about the glare)



5-With the caliper off remove the pads...this can be the tricky part as the wear sensors are in between the caliper. the best option since they are pressed in, is to take a small punch and hammer them out of the pads. It is difficult with the limited space, but they will come off and hopefully the coating will not disentigrate like mine did. This is the wear sensor.



6-If you have been successful thus far you can now take the caliper brackets off...they are held on by 2 18mm bolts. It may require a breaker bar and some wd-40



7-with the caliper bracket off you can now remove the rotor. It is held on by a 5mm hex head set screw. Then you may need to give it a few good hits with a mallet to get it off.



here's the bare hub:



Now its best to either get new rotors or have the old ones resurfaced. Also don't forget to push the piston back into the caliper.
8-take the cap off the brake resevoir, then you can use a C-clamp and the old pads to retract the piston. Make sure it's flush to the caliper.

9-Once you've resurfaced or purchased the rotors, reinstall them and put the set screw back into the rotor.
10-Put the caliper bracket back on using 70ft/lbs on a torque wrench.
11-place the new pads in the caliper bracket and apply a light coat of anti-squeal lubricant to the back of the entire pad



12-once thats done you can put the wear sensors back in and reinstall the caliper.
13-before driving pump the brakes a few times to reset the pistons.
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Re: Front Brake pad replacement (OEM pads)

Post by Matera97 on 4/16/2010, 15:04

Good walk through, the pictures should be a great reference for anyone who wants to tackle the job...
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Post by Matera97 on 4/16/2010, 15:28

Another thing to add...Check your accordian dust shields for cracks and holes. If water and dust get in them they can cause your sliders to seize.
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Post by yomincarr on 4/17/2010, 22:09

Matera97 wrote:Another thing to add...Check your accordian dust shields for cracks and holes. If water and dust get in them they can cause your sliders to seize.

thanks...good point there, a little side note, I checked the pins on my caliper adaptor and both were perfectly fine, and well greased. For everyone's knowledge the caliper pins are underneath the accordian dust cover on the caliper adaptor. i have circled them in green below...you can gently pull the cover back to inspect them, just be careful not to tear the accordian cover. They should be well greased. If for any reason they need to be replaced you can get them vendor direct from autozone.

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