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Heep question... brakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    My dad bought some brake pads for the front of his '97 wrangler today. This is a little embarrasing, but Ive never done ANY brake work. Any body wanna run over the basic procedures for changing brake pads? Is it just a matter of unbolting and putting them in, or will I need any special tools and skills?
    thanks,
    James
     
  2. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Usually....

    Unbolt the two caliper bolts and pull the caliper off the rotor.
    Pull the old pads out of the caliper.
    Use a C-clamp or something to press the piston back into the caliper.
    Put the new pads into the caliper, paying attention to any clips that they may have.
    Slide the caliper back into place.
    Reinstall caliper bolts.


    Now you may or may not need a c-clamp to get that piston to go in. It depends on how whimpy everything in that heep is. I've been able to do a few vehicles by hand, to include an altima, civic, XL7, and a ranger.
     

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