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I need to change my front rotors and Brake pads, how do I do it?

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First get a very large c-clamp and, the right sized torx wrench
then remove the wheel after you jack up the car and, safely secure it on jack stands then hook the c-clamp over the brake caliper and squeeze the caliper untill it bottoms you can then remove the brake pads and the caliper bolts remember to hang the caliper assembly on a coat hanger wire attached to the car frame so you don't damage the brake line you can then remove the rotors.

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