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Trying to replace brake disc pads but cant get wheel off. have 4 lug nuts off. do i have to take off the big nut in the middle? how?

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Chances are the rim is rusted to the hub;turn wheel to the outside and use a shop hammer or heavy dead blow hammer to tap the back side of rim,be careful not to damage rim.You may have to spin wheel and try this at several spots.

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Replace front brake pads


1. Raise vehicle
2. Support on jack stand
3. Remove lug nuts
4. Remove wheel
5. Remove bolts holding caliper
6. Remove calipers
7. Remove brake pads
8. Push piston into caliper
9. Inspection rotor for damage if damaged replace
10. Install new pads
11a. Replace caliper on rotor
11 b. Replace bolts in caliper and tighten
12. Bleed brakes
13. Replace wheel
14. Replace lug nuts
15. Lower vehicle
16. Tighten lug nuts
17. Test drive vehicle

Oct 17, 2015 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

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How to Replace Brakes on a Mercedes-Benz E320?


1) To replace the brakes in your car you need to turn the lug nuts for all the wheels.
2) You will have to turn it one-quarter counter clockwise with the help of tire wrench tool.
3) For this procedure the car needs to be lifted to a height. So Turn off the key, raise the car and support it with jack stands. Lift both the front and the rear of the car.
4) After that remove the lug nuts and wheels carefully.
5) Now above the brake assembly you will see the bolts holding caliper mounting. Remove the bolts. This will loosen the brake pads .so remove the brake pads carefully.
6) Insert the new brake pads and reassemble the brake caliper assembly. Assembly is the reverse of dis-assembly.
7) Refit all the parts properly which you removed while removing the old brake out.
8) Fit all the bolts carefully to their respective positions.
9) Fix the wheels and lug nuts. Tighten the bolts properly.
10) Then Lower the Mercedes to the ground from jack stands carefully.
11) Then turn the car ON and check the pressure on the brake system by applying the brakes.


on May 21, 2010 | Mercedes-Benz E320 Cars & Trucks

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Cant get the tire off to change it out got all four nuts off but wont come off is there something in the middle that needs to be done


it sounds like its rusted to the hub and you will have to hit the tire with a hammer or something to break the rust so the wheel will come off.sounds like its been a while since the wheels were removed.

Sep 01, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Mystique

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How to I change the rear brake pads on a 2001 Saturn LS. They are disc


Rear Disc Brakes Pads Removal & Installation L4-2.2L (Vin F) & V6-3.0L (Vin R) To Remove:
WARNING
Ensure that vehicle is securely supported before lifting. To help avoid personal injury when a vehicle is not on a hoist provide additional support for the vehicle on the opposite end from where components are being removed. Ensure that the lift does not contact fuel or brake lines.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section
  2. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheel and tire assemblies but do not remove the lug nuts
  3. Raise and support the vehicle
  4. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies
  5. Drive out the brake pad retaining pins from outside-to-inside then remove the pins and retaining spring sat_car_30_r_brk-pd_ret-pns.gif

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  6. Remove the brake pads
  7. Inspect the following:
    • Brake pad retaining pins for deterioration or damage; replace as needed
    • Brake pad retaining spring for deterioration or damage; replace as needed
    • Brake caliper piston seal for leakage or damage; overhaul the caliper as needed
To Install:
NOTE: Never replace brake pads on one side of axle only. Left and right side brake pads must be replaced only as axle sets.
  1. Install the new brake pads onto the caliper
  2. Apply a small amount of silicone grease to the retaining pins NOTE: Check to ensure that the brake pads move freely in the guide.
  3. Install the brake pad retaining spring then drive the brake pad retaining pins in from inside outward sat_car_30_brk-pd-ret-sprngs.gif

    NOTE:Before installing the wheel and tire assemblies remove rust or corrosion from wheel mounting surfaces and brake rotors. Failure to do so can cause wheel bolts to loosen in service.
  4. Install the wheel and tire assemblies
  5. Lower the vehicle to the ground
  6. Torque the lug nuts as follows:
    • First Pass: Torque to 46 lb-ft. (63 Nm)
    • Second Pass: Torque to 92 lb-ft. (125 Nm)
    CAUTION
    If this operation is not carried out brakes will not operate properly during initial brake applications.
  7. Prior to operating the vehicle depress the brake a few times until the brake pads are seated against the rotor
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Jan 21, 2011 | 2001 Saturn L-Series

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Steps to rear brake replacment


  1. Park the Dodge on a flat, level surface and engage the parking brake. Put two wedges of wood in front of your front wheels and two behind them.
  2. Put the jack under the back frame of the car and lift it up until the wheels are off the ground. Slide the two jack stands underneath the car right under the axles, one next to each wheel. Use the jack to lower the car onto the two jack stands.
  3. Loosen the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench, and remove the lug nuts and the two back wheels.
  4. Look for two bolts that are attached to the caliper. Remove them with the adjustable wrench. Lift up the caliper and set it on the axle, taking care not to let it fall and break.
  5. Compress the brake pads which, in turn, will compress the underlying piston. If they won't budge, use a C-clamp to compress them.
  6. Open the spring clips by prying with a screwdriver and take off the pads. And if the pads are stuck you can pry them off with the screwdriver as well.
  7. Rub a little bit of silicone grease onto the back of each new pad and put the pads in the correct position. Put the spring clips back in place to hold the pads in place.
  8. Put the caliper back in place and tighten the bolts.
  9. Reinstall the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lift up the car a little with the jack and remove the jack stands. Lower the Dodge all the way to the ground. Retighten the lug nuts.
  10. Lift up the hood and look for the master cylinder's brake fluid container on the driver's side of the car, closest to the driver. Top off the brake fluid, if needed.
You will need the following
  • 4 wood wedges
  • Lug wrench
  • Floor jack
  • 2 jack stands
  • Adjustable wrench
  • C-clamp (optional)
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • New brake pads
  • Silicone grease


Nov 15, 2010 | 1992 Dodge Caravan

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How to change front brake pads on 2006 town and country


Loosen tire lug nuts. Jack up the car and remove lug nuts and tire. Remove two bolts holding the caliper in place. Remove the the two bolts holding pads in place. Hang caliper with a wire from wheel so brake line is not stressed. Mount new calipers in correctly and tigthen pad bolts. Put caliper on and tighten caliper bolts. Replace tire and lugs nuts. Jack car down and tigheten lug nuts.

Aug 17, 2010 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

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What tools do i need to replace front pads and discs for a 2008 ford fusion v6?


Check this two proedures for...

How to Replace Brake Pads
Parts:
1. Brake Pad Set

Tools:
1. C-Clamp
2. Flat Head Screwdriver
3. Jack Stand Set
4. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
5. Combination Wrench Set
6. Tire Iron
7. Socket Set
8. 1/4 in. Drive Torque Wrench
9. Dial Indicator

Supplies:
1. Brake Cleaner
2. Brake Lubricant

Steps:
Step 1 Secure your vehicle on a level surface, making sure your car will not roll or lean too much when jacked up.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Remove the cap from the brake master cylinder. Using a turkey baster, remove a quarter of the brake fluid from the master cylinder. Lift up the front of your vehicle using a floor jack.
o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.

Step 3 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds and the frame are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
o Tip: Try to find a flat, level, and strong surface to put the jack stands.

Step 4 Remove the front wheels by removing the lugs nuts that are holding them on. To do this you will need to find the correct size socket and large ratchet or tire iron and turn them counter clockwise. If your vehicle is equipped with hub caps (plastic covers over the wheels), these will need to be removed to access the lug nuts.
o Tip: It is a good idea to try and break the lug nuts free before you jack the wheels off the ground. This way they you will not spin the front wheels or put stress on the transaxle.
o Tip: Lug nuts fasten the wheel to the hub and may be on very tight. To gain more leverage, use a breaker bar to loosen the nuts.

Step 5 Inspect the brake rotors for scoring, grooves, cracks and discoloration.

Step 6 Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts.

Step 7 Slide the brake caliper off of the brake rotor.
o Tip: If the brake rotors are worn and there is a big lip preventing the brake caliper from sliding off easily, gently pry one pad back into the brake caliper to clear the lip and make removal easier.

Step 8 Support the brake caliper up and away from the working area. Make sure you do not kink or pinch any brake lines. Do not disconnect the brake line.
o Tip: Use a bungee cord to secure the brake caliper out of the way and hang it on the suspension spring.

Step 9 Remove the brake pads from brake caliper.

Step 10 Compress caliper piston using a C-clamp.

Step 11 Install the new brake pads in the brake caliper.

Step 12 Reinstall the brake caliper.

Step 13 Torque the brake caliper mounting bolts to manufacturer’s specifications. Repeat for other side.

Step 14 Install wheels and torque to manufacturer’s specifications.

Step 15 Refill the brake fluid in the brake master cylinder and reinstall the cap.

Step 16 Road test vehicle, break in new pads.

o Tip: To break in pads and rotors refer to manufacturers recommendations. Some companies have different procedures for pad and rotor break in.


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Jun 15, 2010 | 2008 Ford Fusion

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What tools do i need to change my brake pads on a plymouth breeze?


not many a socket set so you can rmove the caliper a pair of plyers to remove the pins and a big screwdriver/bar to puch the pistons in the calipers in

Apr 21, 2010 | 1999 Plymouth Breeze

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2006 1.6 grand vitara front pads ready for renewal.wheels appear to be stuck to discs after wheel nuts removed.


if the brake pads were worn enough or if the caliper was stuck then it would have generated enormous amounts of heat, causing the wheel the stick to the rotor. when I have had this problem I put the lug nuts back on the lugs 2 or 3 turns and tap on them with a hammer, this usually breaks the wheel loose.

Mar 20, 2010 | 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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How to replace brake pads on 1998 ford mustang


break lug nuts loose
jack up car place stand under car
remove lug nuts and wheel
remove brake caliper
take out pad on outside of caliper
place a brake caliper press on pad next to piston of caliper and compress piston back in caliper
remove press and replace pads
reinstall caliper and wheels set car down
REMBER TO GET IN AND PUMP BRAKE PEDAL A COUPLE TIMES OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY BRAKES WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR CAR!!!!!!
check fluid in master cylinder
take your time

Feb 25, 2010 | 1998 Ford Mustang

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