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Old 05-26-2010, 15:13   #1 (permalink)
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time for new brakes?

just did a front brake job and it was fairly easy, so i thought i would put some pics up of the old and new brake pads. The new pads are adaptive one the expensive ones lol and i have to say they are very quiet and brake nicely








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Re: time for new brakes?

On a scale 1-10 how would you rate the difficulty?? I need to do mine (not that they are bad, but they are very annoying damn squeaking).

did you use air tools??
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Re: time for new brakes?

about a 3 its easy, the hardest part is pushing the circle things back in the calipers all you need is a c clamp. have you changed brakes before?
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Re: time for new brakes?

I watched my friend change them on my old sable .... but he used air tools so im not sure how much harder it would be without them
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Re: time for new brakes?

It's not too hard without air tools unless the bolts for the caliper and/or its bracket are seized on from road salt. If you live in a warm climate it shouldn't take you more than an hour and some Lava soap when you're done!
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Re: time for new brakes?

This has been a NW Indiana car its whole life (chicago area) so its seen its share of salt...
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Re: time for new brakes?

Being in Michigan I can say that removing the rotors from a rust-belt car can be a real pain. The only thing that I have found to work without beating it to death with a hammer(which usually works too); is a large three-jaw puller and heat from a torch. When you reinstall the new rotors, do yourself a favor and use some anti-seize on the hub flange to help keep them from rusting in place.

BTW, those pads and rotors look better than mine, guess I should do mine soon.
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Re: time for new brakes?

It looks like the rotor in the pic above has cracks in the center of the surface area.

Could end up like this soon

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ouch that would hurt
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Wow, didn't even notice the cracking! My front rotors are badly worn, and both rear rotors are "hard spotted" from sitting, but they don't have any cracking going on. Guess its a good thing you changed those rotors when you did Casey.
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