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I need to know how to change me front brakes myself on my 1998 avalon. just the brake pads

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I want to do my own service to my 98 avalon and flush my coolant,and radiator. need some help

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The front shakes when I step on the brakes. I have replaced the both rotors and brake pads and the problem still exist. What can I do next to resolve the problem? Thanks for your help

sounds like your brake caliper . but it might be your tires out of balance. to check caliper when you hit brakes it will pull to the left or right badly

Sep 02, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Avalon

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I am changing my fron brakes on an Audi A3 1.8 1998 model and want to know the allen key size for the caliper?

For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!! For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. (On my car y have 288 mm). After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
11. Install both caps.
12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

Feb 21, 2011 | Audi A3 Cars & Trucks

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Front end shakes when braking

will try to help. when front wheels shake while applying brakes and you can feel shake in steering wheel, front brakes and rotors need replacement.rotors are warped,if you replace front brake pads, it will return[shaking when you apply brakes] suggest that you replace front rotors[both] replace [both]front brake pads. cost? i would charge [brake pads cost $55.00] labor,$60.00] total $115.00 thank you for choosing

Dec 04, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Madza protege 1998 front brakes making grinding noise when brakes applied , changed brake pads last week

You would need to apply some adhesive to the back of the brake pads.
This is common practice regarding disc brakes.
Quite a few brands are sold in most autoparts stores, and you should ask the clerk to show you some disc-brake noise reduction adhesives.
Once you get one of these adhesives, jack up the car again, and remove those pads. Follow direction as written on the adhesive's package.

Dec 20, 2009 | 1998 Mazda Protege

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Change Front Brake pads




(10) Install master cylinder fluid reservoir cap.



Hope this helps...I know it's extremely difficult to find manuals for these cars. These instructions are straight out of the factory service manual.

Nov 22, 2009 | 2006 Chrysler Pacifica

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I am facing a problem in fuel mileage my avalon showing is less..I filled the fuel tank full but it reads maximum 360kms & than start going down while running .I feel with full tank capacity it must...

If the fuel gauge is lowering as you drive,and the fuel is still in the tank,then I would gather that,the fuel gauge sending unit in the fuel tank is not working correctly,and needs to be replaced.Brake repair comes in replacing ,both front,and then both rear.The brake pads are purchased in sets,front set,and rear set.These sets service one axle.To inspect the brake pads,the brake pads will have a sensor,made of steel,that will move closer to the brake rotor as the brake pad has worn down.If the sensor(made of steel)touches the rotor,it will squeal.If it does this,it is time to change the brake pads.The sensor does not always work correctly,and will not squeal,or can not be heard.To look at the brake pads,to see if they are ready to be changed,there will be about a 1/8 inch of pad left,and it is time to do a brake job on that axle.Check both sides,left,and right wheels,if one side is worn more than the other,do the brake job.Removal of the brake pads is a good idea.This way,you can see if there is any cracking in the brake pad itself.This is to be done for the front,and the rear.The front brake pads will where out two,to three times compared to the rear.This would be normal.As respect to the horn sounding upon remote unlock,well,it should be operational,make sure the horn works,I hardly ever use mine,so I would think you would not either,but depending on where you live,right? So if it is not sounding upon key less remote,then The control box may have a bad circuit for that out put.Replacement of the control box might be the thing to do.To install the hardware to do this,would only take wire.Come off the actuator controlling the door lock on the drivers door,and go directly to the horn,you will get a short burst from the horn.The actuator in the door only requires one wire to unlock,and lock the door,this is all you need to sound the horn one time.The short beep beep,would require a delay relay to be installed. I hope this is what you needed as far as information,and if it was at all helpful,please let us know,thank you.

Oct 27, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Avalon

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Never changed my front brake pads myself before, always paid for it. do i need any special tools to get pads off and such

yes and no, you need a 4 inch or larger C clamp to push the wheel cylinder pistons in, other than that maybe a torx socket, have you ever changed any front disc brake pads before?

Aug 30, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring

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The brake light comes on but doesn't stay on. Is this because the fluid is low? How do I add brake fluid? How do I know how much to add? Is there a special kind to buy? 1997 Avalon

Use a Dot 3 conventional fluid and add to a clear plastic reservoir you will find under hood directlty in front of the steering wheel.There is a float inside which will detect low fluid and trip the indicator.Big concern is why is the brake fluid low in the first place?This will almost always mean wearing brake pad linings as the fluid will displace the missing lining thats worn off the pads.This probably is an indication that near future brake repairs are on the way which will include brake pad replacement. The other sitation you may enounter is once the pads are replaced,you will then be in an overfilled situation to where the fluid will have to be removed to have the correct amount. I would probably get a visual inspection on the brake lining wear then elect to add fluid at that time or replace brake pads.

Jul 27, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Avalon

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Front brakes not releasing properly.

Sounds like the caliper needs replaced. Sometimes the pistons lock in the caliper and cause the brakes to drag. When the mechanic changed the brakes before, he pushed the pistons in all the way to accomodate the new brake pads. Now that they are wearing back down, it is getting to the warped spot in the caliper and starting to stick.

Jun 25, 2009 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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How to change the brakes of a 98 cutlass

Some noise is normal for all disc brake system, they have wear indicators that touch the rotor and make a very loud and annoying noise, if this is your case then you need new pads, remember to have the rotor checked for thickness and abnormal wear, all of that can cause brake abnormal noise, if you do replace the pads use quality parts from Know suppliers such as WAGNER and BENDIX, use there new quiet line of brake pads, they produce far less squeak than cheap no name pads that many chain parts stores sell, remember that safety is an issue when changing brake pads, use jack stands and block the wheels.

Oct 17, 2008 | 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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