Front brake pad and rotor replacement instructions please?

Tiny
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It is a grinding noise which sounds very much like pads down to the metal hitting rotors. I need new front brakes can you help me please? Any advice please? Thanks guys
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 AT 6:20 AM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. This is a tutorial showing what is involved on how to change front brake pads and brake rotors:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

I've attached picture steps below on how to change the front brake pads and rotors on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2021 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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There a is brake noise in the drivers side front of my car when driving I think I need brakes can you help me please?
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing front brakes and rotors really isn't too hard to do. Make sure to get lifetime pads so you will never have to pay for them again.

You can expect front brakes to last approximately 25,000 miles. However, that can change based on driving habits and terrain.

To get you started, here is a link that explains in general how the job is done. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

If you look at the attachments below, they include the directions specific to your vehicle for brake pad and rotor replacement.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Tiny
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I hear grinding from the front brakes can you help me do a brake job please?
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a guide that will help with step by step instructions for this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Below you will find the process from the manual that will help with performing this. Please run through this material and let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My car sometimes grinds when I put the brakes on from the front. Please help me. Thanks
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a guide that will help with this with step by step instructions on how to do this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Below you will find the process from the manual that will help with this.

Please let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I can not remove the hub to take off the rotors so I can replace them with new ones. More information: It's a Charger SXT with rear wheel drive, anti-lock 4 wheel disc brakes.
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello
to remove the hub, need to have an assistant for this.

while a helper applies brakes to keep hub from rotating, remove the hub nut from the axle half shaft. this will allow you to access and remove the rotor.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_131.jpg



https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic2_15.jpg

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No. Applying the torque to the nut will cause the vehicle to shift, allowing the nut to roll with the vehicle and preventing you from loosening it. This is not a suggestion, it is the proper removal procedures for your vehicle's hub and rotor
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My husband finally removed the rotors but not using your method. Thanks.
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yup, thanks for using 2CarPros. Com!
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My son is interested in the car listed about with a R/T 5.7 liter (150,000 miles) which we test drove this morning. Everything was smooth when accelerating and decelerating until the engine was reaching idle. It ran fine but I hear a squeaking sound do I need brakes?
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Replacing brakes and rotors isn't too big of a job. First, take a look through this link. It shows in general how it's done. You can use it as a guide. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Here are directions specific to your vehicle. The attached pic correlates with the directions.

REMOVAL

NOTE: Before proceeding, Refer to Service Precautions.

1. Raise and support vehicle.

NOTE: Perform steps 2 through 6 on each side of the vehicle.

2. Remove wheel mounting nuts (3), then tire and wheel assembly (1).

NOTE: In some cases, it may be necessary to retract caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between shoes and rotor to easily remove caliper from knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before guide pin bolts are removed by grasping rear of caliper and pulling outward working with guide pins, thus retracting piston. Never push on piston directly as it may get damaged.

3. Remove Lower caliper guide pin bolt. To do so, hold the guide pin (3) stationary while turning bolt (1) -

4. Rotate caliper upward (1), exposing brake pads (2 and 5). Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this or damage may occur.
5. Remove inboard (2) and outboard (5) brake pads from caliper adapter (4).
6. If necessary, remove anti-rattle clips (3) from upper and lower abutments of adapter (4).

CLEANING

WARNING: Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

INSPECTION
Visually inspect brake pads for uneven lining wear. Also inspect for excessive lining deterioration. Check the clearance between the tips of the wear indicators (if equipped) on the pads and the brake rotors.
If a visual inspection does not adequately determine the condition of the lining, remove the disc brake pads from the calipers and perform a physical check.

NOTE: It is important to inspect both front and rear brake pads during the same inspection. Typically, front and rear brake pads wear out at the same time.

When servicing, replace both disc brake pads (inboard and outboard) for each caliper. It is necessary to replace the pads on the opposite side of the vehicle as well as the pads failing inspection.
If the brake pads do not require replacement, be sure to reinstall the brake pads in the original position they were removed from.

INSTALLATION

NOTE: Perform steps 1 through 7 on each side of the vehicle.

1. Completely retract caliper piston(s) back into bore(s) of caliper. To do so:
a. Remove fluid reservoir cap.
b. Use hand pressure or a C-clamp may be used to retract piston, first placing a wood block over piston(s) before installing C-clamp to avoid damaging piston(s).
c. Install fluid reservoir cap.
2. If removed, attach anti-rattle clips (3) to upper and lower abutments of adapter (4).
3. Install NEW inboard (2) and outboard (5) brake pads on caliper adapter (4). NEW Inboard and outboard pads are interchangeable.
4. Push caliper guide pins into caliper adapter to clear caliper mounting bosses when installing.
5. Rotate caliper downward, aligning upper mounting boss with lower guide pin.

6. Install Upper caliper guide pin bolt (1). While holding guide pin (3) stationary tighten bolt to 60 Nm (44 ft. lbs.) torque.

7. Install tire and wheel assembly (1). Tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 150 Nm (110 ft. lbs.) torque.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Pump brake pedal several times to set pads to caliper and brake rotor.

10. Check and adjust brake fluid level in reservoir (1).

CAUTION: When NEW brake pads have been installed, keep in mind that braking effectiveness might be somewhat reduced during the first brake applications following installation.

11. Road test vehicle making several stops to wear off any foreign material on brakes and to seat brake shoes.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Was checking the front brakes it looks like they are low.
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:41 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace front brake pads and rotors:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace front brake pads and rotors on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, June 28th, 2021 AT 7:41 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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O E M rotors would warp in 9,000-12,000 miles. Replace with slotted and drilled held up three years, now warped, can they be cut or need to replace.
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Tiny
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Yes they can be cut, just because they have slots and holes doesn't mean they can't be cut. To also help your brakes make sure to get ceramic brake pads, they have less dust, and are easier on rotors. They are more exspensive, but will or should last longer.
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