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Writeup - Brake pads and rotors

Hello all,

Here's my writeup on how to brakes on our trucks. Hopefully this helps someone!

Changing Brakes on an 09-14 F150 - Did It Myself
 
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Great write up!! Thanks for taking the time.
 
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Nice writeup. Did the rears 2 weekends ago, will be doing the fronts this upcoming weekend. Not doing this sort of stuff in years, these types of how-tos REALLY help. Especially considering how much I had to hammer the heck out of the rotors to get them off - always good to know you're going down the right path when you're using a hammer on your truck
 
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The two small holes in the rotors are usually threaded. You can run bolts in them to push the rotors free from the hub.
 
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My new rotors have the threaded holes in the face of them so you could use bolts as "pullers", but my old ones on the front did not (2011).


It took me almost 45 minutes to get the rotor off on the front this past weekend. Eventually found a tip where you run a bolt through the mounting bracket hole, and as you tighten the nut, it acts as a push from the back side of the rotor. It worked very well. Got the other side off in under a minute using the same technique, no hammering.
 
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Great write up. I would add two things:


#1. PAY ATTENTION to the front inner and outer pads. They are almost identical but DO NOT interchange. If you reverse them you will have a spongy pedal on hard stops and brake drag.


#2. Go to Powerstop.com and read the directions on burnishing the new pads. These are heavy trucks (mine is 6,000 lbs. full of fuel and 2 average sized occupants). I have struggled with brake pulsation ("warped rotors") about every 18 months since new. Evaporate any excess resin through this process and it should prevent material transfer to the rotor face. That is what commonly causes the pulsation.


One other tip: if you make a hard stop try hard to avoid holding the pedal down at the end of the stop. I let the truck creep ahead slowly to avoid "printing" the pad on the rotor face. That's where the shake starts.
 
 
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