I removed the old disc, and put the new disc on.
I didn't need to remove the spindle nut In fact, I was told not to by a mechanic at Advance Auto who works there part time. An impact wrench was needed to remove the screws.
I'm having trouble getting the brake caliper to fit over the new pads. The new pads are quite a bit thicker than the pads I took off. I put the new pads into the brake caliper mount, and am trying to get the caliper to fit over them, but they are too thick. The pad with the metal extention was placed on the back side of the rotor.
How should I install the pads and reconnect the caliper? Should the caliber be able to slide over the new pads in the mount, or am I installing them wrong?
Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 6:03 PM