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JTK1130 01-13-2010 07:25 PM

How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Well, I needed new rear brake pad's so i figured I'd take a few pictures and post a short DIY... enjoy...

For all WK (Non-SRT) Jeeps...

These steps are obvious but here it goes anyway... Wedge a block behind one of the wheels before jacking the car up... Take off the wheels.. and you're left looking at this:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine010.jpg

- First remove the Jeep Logo cover on the caliper. Pry that little metal tab back and it will pop right off.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine011.jpg
Now remove the two caliper slide pins below with a 13 MM socket
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...adine012-1.jpg
Next, you will need to compress the brake caliper using a C-clamp as shown below:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine013.jpg
When compressing the caliper, be sure not to catch any of the brake lines.. Use the location shown below for the back side of the caliper to compress
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine014.jpg
Now once the caliper is compressed... simply push on this tab on the brake pad to pop the caliper off. (Do not let the caliper hang from the brake line!!!)
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine015.jpghttp://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine016.jpg
Now once it comes off you will be looking at this:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine018.jpg
Take the brake pad closest to you off first. It will be clipped in place with these 2 metal brackets..don't be afraid to wedge a flathead in there to pry the metal back some to help pull them off.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine019.jpg
Now you have the back side pad still on. Bring out your C Clamp again and fully compress the caliper using the old brake pad.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine021.jpg
Once it's fully compressed it will look like this:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine022.jpg
Then with both hands pull that last brake pad out. You will need to slide it across the caliper to get the back side out of its slot:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine023.jpg
Then throw out your old pads :lol:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine024.jpg
Compared to the new pads....im embarrassed to show you all how bad i let my rear pads get... but have a look anyway:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine026.jpg
Next, install the new pads but in the reversed order. Starting with the far side:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine027.jpghttp://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine028.jpg
Then the front side: You'll notice this set has the warning pin... wish my old set of pads had something to warn me they were on their way out :lol:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine029.jpg
Next, put the caliper back on the rotor, the bottom half first (make sure the pad sits in the groove on the bottom..you'll see what i'm talking about when you try.)
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine030.jpg
Becareful not to rip the boots that house the caliper pins we took out earlier. Pull on the end to move them out to avoid ripping when you are pushing the caliper back onto the rotor:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...adine033-1.jpg
Then push the top half in:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine034.jpg
Once the caliper is back on, screw those bolts back into place (i'm not sure of the torque specifications but I usually just fasten untill tight. Don't over tighten, you may brake the bolt)
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine040.jpghttp://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine041.jpg
Now Pop the cover back on and your just about home free:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5.../Nadine038.jpg
Now just put the wheels back on and bring the wheels back down to the floor.. Pump the brake pedal a few times and go for a ride around the block.

That's it...now your home free. Hope this helps some of you out there...

Scottina06 01-13-2010 07:27 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
nice post...but the pics are showing

Chaoul1 01-13-2010 07:30 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 131786)
nice post...but the pics are showing

The pics aren't showing

Matt 01-13-2010 07:41 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
The one that looks like [IMG]xxxxxxxx[/IMG]

and paste it directly into the reply box - don't use the little yellow icon.

JTK1130 01-13-2010 07:50 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Sorry if the pictures are too big... but you should be able to see them all now.. enjoy.

Matt 01-13-2010 07:52 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Excellent how-to my friend. I am doing my brakes (front and rear) this weekend, so this will be an enormous help!! Thanks!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gossamer (Post 131802)
Sorry if the pictures are too big... but you should be able to see them all now.. enjoy.

They are perfect (PB usually re-sizes them).

Joe in PA 01-13-2010 08:05 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Nice writeup & pics!

Those are not "bolts" they are caliper slide pins. Inside those rubber boots are slide pin bushings. Both the pins and bushing should be cleaned and lubricated prior to being reinstalled. Finally the torque spec, according to my copy of an 05' service manual is 18 ft-lbs. Taken straight from the service manual:

Quote:

1. Install the inboard & outboard brake pads onto the caliper.
2. Lubricate the slide pins and slide pin bushings with caliper slide grease or the grease provided with the brake pads.
3. Install caliper (1) on the anchor.
4. Install the caliper slide pin bolts (4) and tighten to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).

JTK1130 01-13-2010 08:15 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe in PA (Post 131812)
Nice writeup & pics!

Those are not "bolts" they are caliper slide pins. Inside those rubber boots are slide pin bushings. Both the pins and bushing should be cleaned and lubricated prior to being reinstalled. Finally the torque spec, according to my copy of an 05' service manual is 18 ft-lbs. Taken straight from the service manual:

Cool, thanks for adding this on!

Chaoul1 01-13-2010 08:35 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Thanks a lot! Nice Write too!

robpp 01-13-2010 08:56 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
great write-up. i wanted to add one thing I always do;

i take the cap off my brake fluid resevior on top of the master cylinder. then i put a rag under it so that when i compress with the c-clamp i dont spill any brake fluid on anything. then when im done, remove rag and cap res.

JTK1130 01-13-2010 11:06 PM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 131851)
great write-up. i wanted to add one thing I always do;

i take the cap off my brake fluid resevior on top of the master cylinder. then i put a rag under it so that when i compress with the c-clamp i dont spill any brake fluid on anything. then when im done, remove rag and cap res.

Thanks for the Tip, i'll give it a try next time. When it gets warmer out i'll need to replace or cut these rotors.... i scratched the crap out of these since I had no idea i was running with no pads. I'll take some more pics when i do the rotors.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 01-14-2010 09:37 AM

Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps
 
excellent write up and great photos ... thank you for taking the time to post these and show us the how-to


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