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Old 07-19-2006, 02:40 PM
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What tools needed to change brake pads?

Yeah, I know - pretty simple operation but I havenot done a brake job in 20+ years.

I'm about to put on a set of Akebono ceramic pads so I need to know what tools will be needed to change them out.

Thanks for any help.

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I just recently took the OEM pads off to re lube them. Its easy. You take the wheel off, then look for the two bolts that hold the caliper on. You can take those bolts off. After that, the caliper comes off and the pads are just on the caliper. Its pretty self explanatory from there. Just make sure you put the clips back in the way its on there.

P.S. Use the no squeak stuff on the pads.
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Any need for a C-clamp to compress the caliper piston?


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Yes, you need a c-clamp. A 3" wasn't big enough so I had to go buy a 6" and it worked fine.

If you plan on turning your rotors, just know that on the front wheels of a 2WD, the rotors don't come off unless you take off the whole hub and all.
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:48 AM
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Yes, you need a c-clamp. A 3" wasn't big enough so I had to go buy a 6" and it worked fine.

If you plan on turning your rotors, just know that on the front wheels of a 2WD, the rotors don't come off unless you take off the whole hub and all.

This is a 4x4. Thanks for the reply on the C-clamp. I don't need to turn my rotors. Only 21K on the truck and got new front rotors (via a TSB) at 17K so they're good.

Finally going to get rid of those damn dust machines!

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