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Need help changing brake pads and routers on 2003

Need help changing brake pads and routers

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Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1/2 full. Discard the removed fluid.

  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    2. Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
    • Brake caliper by slowly sliding it up and off the adapter and brake rotor. Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
    1. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.
    2. Outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
    • Inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity
  • To install:
    1. Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
    2. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
    3. Install or connect the following:
      • New inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
      • Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
      • Brake caliper assembly over the brake rotor and onto the steering knuckle adapter
      • Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to: 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) on 2002–04 models or 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) on 2005 models
      • Front. Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
    4. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road-test the vehicle.

    For the rotors:

    1. Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1/2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
    2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    2. Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
    • Brake caliper by slowly sliding it up and off the adapter and brake rotor. Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
    1. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.
    2. Outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
    • Inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity
  • To install:
    1. Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
    2. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
    3. Install or connect the following:
      • New inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
      • Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
      • Brake caliper assembly over the brake rotor and onto the steering knuckle adapter
      • Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to: 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) on 2002–04 models or 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) on 2005 models
      • Front. Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
    4. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road-test the vehicle.

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    I think you mean rotor not router. Always ask Google and there is a very high chance you will find a Youtube video showing. But quick summary. Jack up and secure with a jack stand. Remove wheel, remove brake caliper, remove and caliper brackets, if any, that keep rotor from coming off. Remove rotor, have them resurfaced . reinstall rotors and and brackets in reverse order. Use C clamp to force calipers pistons fully to bottom. Some cars require a special tool to squeeze the pistons back. You can rent the tool.Install pads and caliper. Torque the bolts. Reinstall wheel. See why you want a Youtube video.

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    Tools You Need To Change Your Brake & Pads

    • Jack and jack stands
    • Disposable mechanics gloves to protect your hands and keep them clean
    • Lug wrench
    • Wrench (choose a socket, open end or adjustable wrench)
    • C-clamp or length of wood to retract the piston
    • Turkey baster for drawing out brake fluid
    • Plastic tie, bungee cord or piece of string

    The Materials Need to Use:
    New & expensive brake pads: If you want to save money you must do it yourself, you might want to consider splurging a bit by buying original manufacturer expensive brake pads.

    A Can of brake fluid - check manual for the proper type.

    Now follow the steps for changing your brake pads:

    • First remove the wheel, and then remove the slider bolt
    • Now pivot the caliper up and slide out the old brake pads
    • Then replace the retaining clips and slide in the new brake pads
    • Retract the pistons and monitor the brake fluid level
    • Then move the caliper and reinstall the slider bolt
    • Repeat all steps for the other side
    • If you want to color the brake caliper use best brake caliper paint.
    • Now go for a test-drive under safe conditions

    Posted on Feb 17, 2019

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