Question about 1998 Acura TL
The piston brake pad assembly is usually held in place by two bolts that face the car. Remove these and tap the assembly off .Hang the assembly from a wire.remove the two larger bolts that hold the rest of the assembly in place and remove the rotor.I would simply replace the rotors with after market rather than bother with the old ones.Replace rotor and larger cage.taking carefull note remove the brake pads and compress the brake piston with a C clamp. They should push back with minimal resistance.Check all brake components at this time including the large pins the brake assembly move back and forth on. Install your new pads and replace all the bits.Good luck.P.S. A digital camera might be helpfull if you haven't done this kind of thing before
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Chev Blazer 6cyl 4.3L
about those brakes,, on s10 blazer,,1999,i ended up doing mine twice, but got it...you must change both calipers in back,also check rotors,,you will notice also that whan you put the pads on they might fit real tight,,look into this,,it has a floating caliper,i had to do some light fitting to pads ,,so they would fit good,but not so dam tight that they rust in one spot.they schould move freely,back and forth,,on mount,,also a big must,,use brake grease,on those caliper mount,,pins,,these have rubber boots that protect them from rusting,pull boot off,and get pin out ,,install new pins with brake grease,this alows caliper to float a bit,and helps alot..pins come with calipers, as a note ,,some times a colapesed brake hose will cause these pads to burn to the metal,,but so far mine and brother in laws both had the caliper problem..so new calipers,possible rotors,pads,brake grease,,and fit pads if they fit to dam tight...good luck chad [email protected]
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
BMW rotors are not known for lasting very much more than 30-45k miles. When the brakes are inspected, they measure the pads using a special tool threw the outer brake pad. Min spec is 3mm. When the pads are replaced, they measure the thickness of the rotors. The rotor spec is stamped on the rotor. if they are under that spec, they recommend replacing them as well. Next time you bring it in for service, just ask them to measure the rotor thinkness, (its not a huge task, all they have to do is take the wheels off). But more often than not, the rotors wear just as fast as the pads.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Pads will reproduce sound just like a needle on a phonograph. Hard linings will accentuate this. Have the rotors re-surfaced and finished with a non-directional pattern(I make a quick pass with a D/A sander over surfaces while still on the lathe) Generally this will help.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
There is a special tool you need to do this. It is virtually impossible to do without this tool. I got mine from Harbor Freight for $20. the kit comes in an small orange case and has multiple heads and it pushes and turns at the same time. Do not use a C-clamp, it will damage the piston. This tool still does use some manual labor, but it is worth it when you save a few hundred dollars doing it yourself!
Posted on May 08, 2009
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