When i replaced the front break pads 2 spacers fell out of each side and i have no clue how to put them back in.. there for the breaks are makeing a knocking noise and when i use the breaks my car chugs
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Re: New Breaks Knocking...
The knocking noise is caused by the pads walking. the shims that fell out go 1 ontop and 1 on bottom.you will have to take the caliper back off that is the 2 14mm. bolts one is longer than the other so pay close attention .once removed the spacers should half should slide on the knuckle assembly 1 up 1 down .then slide caliper back over. thanks!
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Your saying the pads for the front and the rear of your vehicle are exactly alike? No difference in their design at all? Yet, four of 8-pads are thicker? If that's the case, and I am guessing here, since the front breaks usually do most of the stopping work and get changed at least 2 to 3 times before the back breaks will need to be changed, than I would put the thicker pads on the front. But, if this is all you have to go on? I would suggest buying a Chilton's owners manual for that year, make & model vehicle. I used to buy one for every car or truck I owned - that is before they turned my car into a computer. Still good to own one for the grunt-work.
remove wheels undo anchor bolts for calipers push out pads Ensure you note where anti rattle springs/plates are located use a suitable clamp press piston back into housing after opening bleed screw to allow fluid to escape to allow piston to move back. Fit new pads and replace calpiers anchor bolts. You will need to do both sides of the car or braking problems will occur. Pump brakes to move pistons out to touch the discs.
check the abs fuse to see if it as blown they system may just be putting more pressure on different parts at differnt times because it is not getting proper control, also if the breaks are new you might consider using a dab of break cement on the back side of the pads and shoes to allow for proper release from the drums/rotors.
Not hard at all. Just lift car, take wheel off. Spot the Caliper. Take the two guide pins (bolts) out and slide the caliper off the pads. Pull both old pads off and replace them with the new ones. Place brake grease on the outside of the pads where the calipers push on them or they will squeek badly. Use a C-clamp or a break tool (that you can borrow from AutoZone) to push the caliper piston back in so it will fit over the new pads (while doing this, watch the break fluid resivoir as you may need to take some out so it does not overfill). Then slide the caliper back over the pads. Place some grease on the guide pins and then put them back in. Then put the wheel back on.
Make sure you start the car and pump the breaks until you feel them grab again or you won't have breaks until they do.
Did you put brake grease on the outside of the pads when you replaced them? It used to come with em but lately you have to buy it separate, Put a thin layer on metal side of pads. Especially where the piston of the caliper meets the pad.
The brake light switch is at fault. Get a new one and replace it. The location is at the brake pedal area mounted on a bracket with a plunger stud that rest on the brake pedal's arm the pad is attached to
i assume you mean the front pads, because the back are probably shoes..is it both front wheels or just one? if it is the front brakes locking up, its either the hose to that caliper is collapsed or the caliper it self is faulty. if its the rear brakes, its possible they were put on backwards...little shoe goes toward the fron and the bigger one goes toward the back...maybe they were put together wrong..id say if this guy that did your brakes, cant figure the problem out, then he shouldnt be doing brake jobs!
You will first need to have a car jack, proceed to jack up the front side of the car you want to work on. Make sure you place the jack on the proper location, refer to instruction in manual. Take off your tire, now the whole brake assembly is visible, there will be two bolts on back of the brake unit. One at the top and one at the bottom. Unscrew both of these and proceed to slide the used pads and the unit you've just unscrewed. Make sure you clean off all dirt, rust and break pad rosedew. Now you'll need a C-clamp, The piece with the rubber protector on it needs to be compressed back into its compartment with the use of your C-clamp. Now that the unit is clean and the compressor is back in the chamber it's time to replace the small steel break sliders with the new ones provided with your new break set, slide your new breaks into those slots, beside the router. Your almost finished, just slide the break compressor back over the breaks and bolt the unit back on, make sure you tighten the bolts well , as these are your breaks and they will save your life. The only thing to do now is clean your tire inside and out while its off and put it back on your car. Have fun and don't worry it's easy.