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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

awesome writeup with pics! +rep
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:11 PM
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Nice write up! I'll be doing this in a month or so. How much harder is it to change the rotor?
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

simple nate. there is a o-ring on the hub. get a sharp pointy thing and remove that o-ring, then the rotor should come off. sometimes it feels 'bonded' to the hub. just give it a good smack with a rubber mallet or something that wont damage it. even the foot might work. then just put that oring back when you put the new rotor on.
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Thanks Rob! I don't think I need them yet but It's good to know how. I feel with you guys I'll be making less visits to the shop (Unless it's warranty) for normal wear and tear.
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thats always good. more mod money for you.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:27 PM
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Soo, for those of us who haven't done brakes before, is the front pretty much the same steps?

I have the SM for reference, so I'm not to worried, but it'd be good to know if the steps are the same.
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

My last car I had the tech at Mavis tell me I needed new roters cause I had scorch marks in the rotors but nothing shaked or pulsed. Is this BS?
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I believe so Matt. I've changed pads before and they take like 10 min each side (if all goes well) but as long as they're disc brakes it's usually the same.
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

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Soo, for those of us who haven't done brakes before, is the front pretty much the same steps?

I have the SM for reference, so I'm not to worried, but it'd be good to know if the steps are the same.
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I believe so Matt. I've changed pads before and they take like 10 min each side (if all goes well) but as long as they're disc brakes it's usually the same.

Yea, it's baiscally the same steps. If you can pull off changing the rear pads you should be fine working on the front.
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I believe so Matt. I've changed pads before and they take like 10 min each side (if all goes well) but as long as they're disc brakes it's usually the same.
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Yea, it's baiscally the same steps. If you can pull off changing the rear pads you should be fine working on the front.
Excellent! Thanks for the replies gents!
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

No Problem Matt, just make sure you use jackstands...i've seen too many people try changind tires with their crappy scissor jacks and the jack folds over and thier rotors plop right on the floor ... I wouldn't trust those jacks enough to work under a car... If you don't have stands go pick a set up at sears or somewhere.
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No Problem Matt, just make sure you use jackstands...i've seen too many people try changind tires with their crappy scissor jacks and the jack folds over and thier rotors plop right on the floor ... I wouldn't trust those jacks enough to work under a car... If you don't have stands go pick a set up at sears or somewhere.
Yeah, I've got a set of jack stands, so I'll be set!

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