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What tools are needed to do front brake pads and rotors on 1989 Plymouth reliant

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If I remember correctly you will need a pair of side cutters, a half inch wrench and a pair of water pump pliers and a large "C" clamp.

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When putting on brakes, car makes a boom boom noise and shakes. The wheels on the front move if you shake them back and fourth. Is that my ball joints?

It's worse than ball joints, it's CV joints. Constant Velocity joints. They're the flex joints that connect wheels to driveshaft to transmission. Since your car is front wheel drive... take it to a shop and have them do the work... it requires specialty tools and is not an easy fix.

Mar 03, 2011 | 1989 Plymouth Reliant

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Have replaced all brakes and rotors also master cylinder, had brakes last night no leaks no brakes today help????

your brakes may have air in the lines and only need to be bled. if your sure that there are no leaks,you only need to bleed the air out of your brake lines.1st try pumping your brakes up with the brake pedal,you may have to pump the pedal 10 to 15 times in order to get your brakes up.if they come up after doing this,you will need to have the brakes bled. thank you for choosing

Jan 09, 2011 | 1989 Plymouth Reliant

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How do I change front brakes on this vehicle?

Your model is not to involved with special needs or tools...The brake pads are exposed when you remove the front caliper...this is accomplished by removing the 2 mounting bolts completely, then lift the caliper off of the sure to hang the caliper on a strut spring or something to keep it from falling or damaging the brake can pull off the rotors on this model after removing the caliper...You need to push the pistons all the way in to use the new locks can do this. I recommend that you include replacing the rotors as this will assure the smooth new operation of pads and rotors...the rotors are inexpensive at about $20-$25...use all lubricants in re-assembling the calipers, and grease your wheel studs for weather-proofing and future service. SPECIAL NOTE: After completion pump the brakes before not be surprised that the pedal initially goes to the floor...keep pumping to restore...check fluid in master cyclinder to be sure still full...congratulations on replacing your own brake parts and saving $$$$

Nov 24, 2010 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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How to replace brake pads on 1988 plymouth voyager

The best way is to buy a caliper kit.. it will have the pads and new calipers. Just replacing the pads is kind of a band-aid fix.. The parts for the last brake job I did were $200. (95 Toyota PU) .. this included the rotor too... there will be a core charge for the calipers.. . sometimes you find more things wrong once you start inspecting everything.. If you are cheap, go to the wreckiing yard.. the 1989-90 Voyagers will work.. you have a "first generation" Voyager..

You will have to get the caliper off to replace the pads, odds are that if you went down to the metal.. the rotors are dust..

Plus, over time the rotors tend to warp.. this will cause premature pad wear even if you just replace the pads.. Brakes aren't something I scrimp on.. Jim

May 24, 2010 | 1988 Plymouth Voyager

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Grinding, rattling noice coming from the right front. Brake pads are good.

Probably the splash shield hitting the rotor. First visually inspect the rotors for scratches and grooves front and back while the entire vehicle has been lifted off the ground and front tires removed. I fyou can't find any thing put vehicle in gear with parking brakes applied(remember your noise if comming from front of car)and listed for the grinding. Seperate the splash shield from rotor with a dull flat screw driver.

Apr 09, 2010 | 1988 Plymouth Reliant

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I have a 1989 Reliant K and my emergency break wont release. You can pull on the lever and manually pull up the pedal put it cranks back down by itself when you let go.

Surprized you still have a K car running!
To fix this you'd have to get under the car and cut the cable going to the rear brakes.
I know, you don't want to do that.
It's the easiest solution.
I automatic doesn"t need a parking brake.

Jan 04, 2010 | 1989 Plymouth Reliant

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How to replace front rotors on a 1989 190e mercedes?

Remove tyres. Remove brake pads.
Remove Brake calipers bolts from the back of calipers.
Put calipers aside without removing brake lines. Remove rotor bolts. Remove rotors. Install new rotors Make sure new rotors are clean from any grease that comes on it with petrol or any cleaning chemical for that purpose (no water) Install calipers Install new brake pads Good luck

Oct 20, 2009 | 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190

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Replace windshield wiper 1989 Reliant

tell him to take it to an auto parts shop
they replace them for the cost of new blades

Jan 25, 2018 | 1989 Plymouth Reliant

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Brakes bad even after replacing pads/rotors

You need to replace the master cylinder. If all else is good and the petal goes to the floor, that's really about all it could be.

Nov 09, 2008 | 1989 Volvo 240

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