This is a How-To for the front brake pads for a WK.
for a How-To for the rear brake pads for a WK.
Lug nut wrench
14mm socket (and wrench)
(this should all come packaged together)
**I used Bendix CQ Ceramic Pads (front: D1087, rear: D1080)**
Properly raise and support vehicle, remove wheel/tire assembly.
Use a 14mm socket and wrench to remove the caliper slide pins. These are the two outer bolts on the rear of the caliper.
Pull caliper away from rotor. Notice that the little rubber boots compress (the ones that the caliper pins were screwed in to).
Set caliper assembly aside - I used a bucket - this will make it easier when we have to compress the pistons.
Remove inner and outer brake pads. They simply slide out of the anti-rattle clips.
Once both pads have been removed, remove the anti-rattle clips. The should slide right off with a little pressure.
Insert new pads into the new clips. Basically reverse the removal steps.
Now, because we have replaced our pads, the pistons are too compressed to fit over the new pads. Using an old pad and a C-clamp, compress both pistons back into the caliper. This will make the caliper able to slide back onto the new pads.
Replace caliper back onto the rotor (pads). Remember that the two rubber boots compress. It may take a little compressing to fit the caliper back on.
Lubricate the caliper slide pins.
Insert slide pin bolts and tighten to 32 ft. lbs.
Replace wheel/tire assembly and lower the vehicle back to the ground; DONE!
This is a super easy, super fast process. It took longer to raise the vehicle and remove the wheel/tire than to actually change the pads, and this was my first time.
The rear pads were slightly more complicated (maybe one extra step), but same deal, super easy and fast.
If you guys have any questions or feedback, I'll be happy to help out as much as I can.