Good tip - I use Coppaslip for a similar effect.Just to pass along a tip, when installing new brake pads it is always a good idea to use CRC Disc Brake Quiet on the back of the brake pad backing plates. This prevents annoying brake squeal. A bottle of CRC is about $5 or less. You just put a little bit on the metal backing plate, spreading it around evenly, let it air dry for about 15 minutes and then install. Easy as cake.
The back plate/shim (piston marked) on this Original brake pads, is this removable?step four:
pull the caliper off and either tie it up with bungie cord or like i did use the second jack stand that is not being used to support it. you don't want to let the caliper hang from the brake line. it may be tough to pull the caliper off, use a prying tool if need be but be gentle.
we need to take the brake pad holder off next. there are two 18mm bolts that you can't miss. use the breaker bar to loosen them and then once removed take out your old brake pads.
examine your pads! my dealership was going on about how my life was in danger and the pads really needed changed (after they got me to pay for the rear drums). minimum thickness is 1mm and my old pads measured at 5mm. they probably had decent life left and were not in urgent need of changing.
Not much more advice can be given, this thread pretty much sums up what you need to do to replace the rotors. Just have the proper tools readily available, it's not that hard to do with the right tools.And i was thinking id rather change the brake rotor than send it to a machine shop. Do you think its the best idea to do it?
And may i know what site will i be able to find a good, reliable and reasonably priced brake rotors. I wanna try to do it myself. I did changed my engine oil myself, why not challenge myself in installing the brake rotor.
I would be happy if you guys have an advice to what are the things that i should do before installing. Thank you so much!
Thanks prop. by the way do you know where i can buy a good Brake rotor online?Not much more advice can be given, this thread pretty much sums up what you need to do to replace the rotors. Just have the proper tools readily available, it's not that hard to do with the right tools.
Lot of different options here>>>>> http://www.r1concepts.com/dodge-caliber-2009-brakes2.htmThanks! by the way do you know where i can buy a good Brake rotor online?
$200 just to have the rotors machined seems high to me. If you could buy rotors and pads for less, and do it yourself, it's a no brainer.DO you guys think it would be better for my rotors to be machined and use it for a while? Since the dealer recommends to have it machined. My cali has 31,233 kilometers on it right now. Thanks again. Just wanna stick on my budget this days.
It is indeed very high, id rather spend that for a new rotor and brake pads. By the way, is MONROE Brake rotors and pads a good choice in those kinda parts? Can i trust them? Thanks!!!$200 just to have the rotors machined seems high to me. If you could buy rotors and pads for less, and do it yourself, it's a no brainer.