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Confuzed420
03-27-2004, 09:50 AM
How do you change the front brakes, the wear indicators just started to chirp, and I haven't yet taken a look at how to do it.

papiogagt
03-27-2004, 08:45 PM
easy, take the wheel off, take two bolts that hold the whole caliper on, not the two that hold the caliper bracket, pop the pads out, compress the piston with a c-clamp and a 2x4, put new pads in, replace screws, replace wheel..

eaglesrealm
03-27-2004, 10:01 PM
Just a few additions to that...

You can also used the wasted pad instead of a 2x4 to push the piston back with the C Clamp. Also, when you are driving the piston back with the C clamp, go a little slow. You are pushing fluid back up through the ABS and into the master cylinder.

papiogagt
03-28-2004, 09:18 AM
hmm.. i never thought of that.. to use the wasted pad instead! that would be alot easier!

Confuzed420
03-28-2004, 10:14 AM
Cool- I figured it would be pretty easy, thanks for the info.

tenspeed
03-28-2004, 11:41 AM
Another important step is to silicon lube the sliders.

They are the tubes that the bolts pass thru. The tubes are bolted down tight and the caliper slides on them so remove them and work some silicon into the journals. It allows wear on both pads. If it's sticky, the outer pad wears faster.