Do it yourself and save money! Do it yourself and save money. It can be added no matter what you say. I love this phrase so much that I thought I would use it as a new mantra. Maybe you should too. I saved thousands of dollars fixing the car myself. One of the coolest DIY things you can do is make your own stop work.
Although this procedure is relatively easy compared to other treatments, it requires several steps and must be followed carefully. We will divide it into 3 sections. (1) Remove brake pads, (1a) remove and replace rotor (brake disc), (2) reinstall brake pads. If you are only changing the brake pads, skip 1a, complete part 1 and go to part 2.
I must say that we are only talking about disc brakes. Disc brakes are located on the front wheels only or on the front and rear wheels. Some vehicles have a brake drum on the tire and the process changes slightly. Are you ready? So let’s get started.
First, decide if you want to replace all 4 pillows or just 2 pillows. Replace the padding with a pair, front wheel or rear wheel. Use all 4 wheels for best performance and peak performance. If your budget and/or schedule limits it, move forward or back. The front brake calipers, pads and rotors are larger than the rear wheels and cost slightly more.
For both, the procedure is the same. By determining whether the brakes are two- or four-wheel drive, it also determines whether the vehicle will be pulled forward, backward, or both ends. If you have a sniper rifle to remove the wheel nuts, you can continue lifting. If the lug nuts need to be pryed out, just loosen them slightly (lock) when the wheel is on the ground. Removing the nuts is very difficult, if not impossible, because the wheel can spin freely in the air. Jack the car securely and back it on the kickstand. Do not use when vehicle is supported only by jacks. Jack will fail and you will put your life in danger.
Once the wheel is removed, lift the anti-rattle strap (if necessary) and slide it in with a large screw. Next, remove the brake caliper. For the front wheels, you have to turn the steering wheel to the right or to the left to access the caliper manual. It is usually found at the back of the caliper. The caliper guide bolts may have a dust cap.
They are rubber or plastic. Use a small head to remove it. Remove the cap to expose the bolt head. Remove the two bolts using the ratchet and align the socket or Allen bit. Hold the caliper and pull out the rotor. You may need to use a large screw to loosen it. Remove both brake pedals from the caliper when lifting if necessary. A brake pedal can be connected to the caliper piston with a clip. Release the clip and the pad will pop out. If your car has a brake sensor wire harness, carefully remove the wire harness from the wire harness. The metal sensor is located on a pad on the right or left wheel. Check which wheels have the wheels.
Now is the time to recompress the caliper pistons. As the brake pads wear, the piston is pushed further and further out of the caliper. You have to push back the plunger to adjust the new, thicker layer to the surface. It can be pushed back using one of the existing bearings and the piston compression device or C-clamp. Simply place the old pad over the piston and hold the tool or C-clamp to push it back in in place.
When you are ready to install the new stirrup, you can use the bungee cord to hang the heavy stirrup by spring or spring. Do not hang on the brake line as the caliper is heavy and can damage the brake line. Lay down a few rags and spray plenty of brake holes cleaning calipers, bolts, brackets, etc. to keep them clean. You may need to use a washing machine.