This is a very simple procedure. Common tools are used (breaker bar maybe the exception).
Saved an easy $100+ doing it myself.
sockets/wrench with breaker bar
18mm for the caliper bracketbolts
13mm for the caliper guide pin bolts.
I cant remember the sensor brackert but it was SAE
8" C-clamp to push the caliper piston back in to make room for the new pads
I used a needle nose pliers for the rotor retaining clips
When I got the pads they gave me caliper pin grease and anti-squeak compound
Time: Took me an hour to do, I had the luxury of a lift and air compressor tools
Stall time: $8
Make sure the car is supported!!!!!
DO NOT push the brake pedal when the caliper is off the rotor. You may push the caliper piston
past the interal O-ring seal. Then you will have to rebuilt the caliper.
Pump the breakes to seat the pads after re-assembly
When driving the first time the brakes will not have full braking capibility. The anti-rust coating will
wear off after a short distance.
Also to note: if you have added brake fluid, you will need to remove some. When you reset the caliper piston,
you will be pushing fluid back into the resivour.
As we start with the tire off.
Take the bottom caliper guide pin bolts off and loosen the top one abit. swing the rotor up to expose the pads.
I had to use a 2X4 and a hammer to swing the caliper up.
Support the caliper out of the way. I used a wire that I found. This takes the pressure off of the brake lines.
To make it easier to get to the top caliper mounting bolt, remove the sensor bracket.
First pop off the sensor wire from the holder, then take off the bolt. I threaded it back in so that I wouldnt loose it.
There she be with the caliper bracket and rotor off. To get the rotor off the first time, you have to take off the
2 assembly clips as seen in the first pic. You can discard them, they are used during maufactoring. Now is the point
where you either turn the rotors or replace the rotors all together like I had to do.
Here is the caliper bracket back on and showing the lube on the caliper guide pins. A common step that gets forgotten.
Use the C-clamp to push the caliper piston back in a bit.
Put in the new pads apply the anti-squeak compound on the caliper area that touches the pads and reverse to assemble.
Dont forget about the sensor bracket.
The caliper bracket bolts are torqued to 70ft# and the caliper guide pin bolts are 44ft#
Here are a few FYI shots
The stud mounting method on the hub
Here shows the spring rubber orientation. This is taken on the passenger side.
Last edited by JamminWagon; 09-19-2008 at 12:17 PM.
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Good job on the pictures. Very helpful. Thank You
Very nice! Great job and much appreciated. What was the mileage and how much pad was left?
I'm at 65,000 mi and the pads still look good. The rotors...not so much. The constant warping and un-warping is about to get the best of me. If they get really hot, they got back to shape are smooth as glass. Drive in traffic once, and they shake again. Depending on conditions, they really do warp and un-warp. I'm not going back OEM, at least not for rotors.
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I just did mine with drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads from R1 concepts in less then 1 hour in my driveway. Great product.
First, thanks for posting this, great job.
I'll be doing this when the spring thaw comes (again!).
Did anyone need to remove fluid when the caliper got pushed in?
Did anyone change fluid? How?
Thanks! You guys are my auto shop teachers!
why,yes.yes it does.
My car only has 16000 and the brakes squeked all the time. But the pads were still good. I switched over to r1concepts drilled and slotted rotors and now nothing. They are great. Also if you don't remove the caliper or add fluid there is no need to bleed the breaks.
I got my R1 rotors on, thanks to ezrider95! me likey!
Can the picks be put back up?
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