Can anyone help me with this. I ordered new drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brake pads. Just wanted to know if anyone did this install. I wanted to see how hard it was for me to change them. If someone can give me a detailed set of instructions that would be great! I don't think it would be that hard, but im just not sure how to go about doing it. Thanks for the help in advance.
okay i have replaced my brake pads and rotors with stockers but its pretty easy
you are first going to want to take and remove the caliper bolt near the rear of the car and then with that out you can pull up on the back of the caliper not the braket that holds it and it swivels up toward the inner fender. it may be tough but trust me it does swivel. then remove the pads by sliding them away from the rotor out of the guide slots. now you can get to removing the caliper bracket (2 or 3 bolts). now you need to remove the little locking washer type things that hold the rotor on. then swap the new rotor on. put the caliper braket back in and then slide the new pads in and get them up tight to the rotor. before you try putting the caliper back on take and open the brake fluid cap and by hand push the pistons in the caliper back. now try sliding it back over the pads and rotor. if it is too snug take back off and compress the caliper pistons more. then just make sure you put all the bolt back in and tighten then MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE BRAKE FLUID CAP BACK ON AND PUMP THE BRAKES WHEN YOU FIRST GET IN THE CAR AFTER!!
Too many mods to list now. reached the limit of this forum signature!!!!
It was just this easy, however, i did the rears, and i couldnt compress the piston back by hand, had to use a clamp to compress it.
brake cleaner, 16mm and 18 mm, some lockjaw pliers or w.e. they r called, a mallot or hammer helps, some wire to hold the caliper up if u do change the rotors
screwdriver and pliers if it is your first time to grab the stupid rotor lock washer things offs
watch youtube once or twice, anyone can do this!
i know this is an old bump but this small quick thread gave me the motivation to knock this out asap
TorRed or NoRed!
Strut Bar V 2.1
"Being a good fiend is like being a photographer, you have to search for the right moment!"
YouTube is your friend!
I used 2 different videos that people posted about changing the brakes.
One dealt with getting off those suborn rotors.
If you do the rears you will need a 15, and 19 mm socket / wrench as well.
+1 on this, i did a "pre-bed" in, 45 to 5 around town after i put them on, since i have the zinc coated ones or whatever(black rotors), i must wait til that rubs off through regular drive cycles, then redo the procedure.
What a coincidence, i sent that same webpage to Drew earlier lol
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.