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Change Rear Brake Pads and Rotor

I show the symptom of brake pads that need changed, what bad brake pads look like, and how to change the rear brake pads and rotor. This is on a 2WD 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L.

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1997 ford f150 2wd, anti lock rear. I replaced brake pads on both frt. Now one side is dragging. Wheel bearings seem to be ok - no slack. Would my rotor be warped, causing the heat up? Also - all I seem to be able to find are the outer bearing. What's the 'proper' name for the INSIDE or INNER bearing ? Going to change it all when I take it BACK apart. Should I go ahead and change rotor on side that's not heating up - so as to have new rotors w/ new pads on both sides,?


the brake drag could be caused by a brake caliper sticking and not releasing, which means replace both calipers and bleed system, as usually when one goes bad the other is not far behind. another thing is if a brake flex hose has collapsed internally it won`t allow the caliper to be released completely. the name for the bearing is called inner wheel bearing. as far as the rotors if they haven`t been changed or turned and have heated up enough that you could smell brake material then change them in pairs.

Aug 05, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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1999 plymouth breeze. step on brakes and the front brakes have a bad pulsing to them. previous owner hab brakes done rotars turned and pads replaced. any suggestions on how to address this problem


Symptom: Brake Pedal Pulsates Change When: Braking Change Where: Passenger Compartment Change -->lg-bl.jpg lg-br.jpg
Priority Action Part Type Cause 1 Inspect Brake Drum Specs Brake Drum Out of Adjustment, Out of Round, or Cracked. 2 Inspect Brake Drum Unevenly Worn or Out of Round Brake Drum(s). 3 Inspect Brake Rotor Incorrectly Machined Brake Rotor. 4 Inspect Wheel Bearing-Front Incorrectly Tightened or Installed Wheel Bearing. 5 Inspect Wheel Bearing-Rear Incorrectly Tightened or Installed Wheel Bearing. 6 Inspect Wheel Nut Loose, Worn, or Damaged Wheel Nut(s). 7 Inspect Rear Axle Bent Rear Axle.

Apr 13, 2013 | Plymouth Breeze Cars & Trucks

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1983 S-15 2WD 2.8L Front brakes pull to the left when braking. I have changed the calipers, hoses, pads (rotors are good). Both rotors are the same temperature after driving. The rear brakes apply a


Can you say for sure that the pull is not from a worn steering part ?
If the steering is tight, it could be a situation where the right side is not working as well as the left. Not as much pressure being applied to the pads.
Its possible there is something going on with the equalizer valve.

Feb 16, 2013 | 1983 GMC S-15 Pickup

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does the 2003 gmc yukon have rear rotors? and do the brakes need to be changed if the rotors need to be machined?


Yes, it has rear Disc Brakes, I would suggest to change the rear pads since they have to remove the rear Brake Calipers to remove the rotors and it wouldn't take much more time or labor to replace the pads at that point. That way when your rear rotors are re-installed and your new brake pads are installed your rear brakes should give you longer service life and better stopping power.

Jun 04, 2010 | 2003 GMC Yukon

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I have the exact same problem and have gone


I made a video showing the symptom of bad brake pads, what it looks like, and how to replace the rear brake pads and rotor.

May 12, 2009 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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