Replacing front brakes isn't too hard to do. You can expect to get approximately 25,000 miles from a set of pads, but that is based on the driver.
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF BRAKE PAD
- If shims are rusted or show peeling of the rubber coat, replace them with new shims.
- Whenever the brake pads are replaced, the inner shim, the outer shim and the shim cover have to be replaced as a set.
1. Remove master cylinder reservoir cap.
2. Remove pin bolt, using power tool.
3. Suspend the cylinder body with wire. Then remove pads with retainers, inner and outer shims and pad return springs.
1. Apply Molykote AS880N grease between pad plate and shim, shim and shim cover, and shim cover and piston. Refer to "RECOMMENDED FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS".
2. Attach the inner shim and shim cover to the inner pad and attach the outer shim to the outer pad.
3. Apply grease to the contact surface of pad retainer with the pads, then attach the pad retainer and pads to the torque member. Make sure the upper pad retainer end is inserted through the loop on the audible wear indicator as shown.
4. Install the cylinder body to the torque member.
5. Insert a main pin bolt (on the lower side) and tighten it to specification.
6. Inspect fluid level, then install master cylinder reservoir cap.
7. Check the brakes for drag.
CAUTION: Burnish the brake contact surfaces after refinishing or replacing brake rotors, after replacing pads, or if a soft pedal occurs at very low mileage.
Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 AT 11:36 AM