How to replace the front brake pads on a VW Jetta? What special tools do I need to replace brake pads on my car? Changing the rear brake pads is a straightforward process, though it does require a special caliper tool to do the job properly. Removing the brake fluid reservoir cap will allow the fluid to more easily travel backward through the lines when you turn back (and compress) the piston back into the caliper body. The brake fluid reservoir is located underneath the right rear corner of the plastic engine cover and just to the left of the 12V automotive battery.
Remove the front wheel and spin on the five lug bolts in the clockwise direction by hand to prevent them from becoming cross threaded. Replace the Torx set screw and tighten the two caliper bracket bolts to about 59 ft-lbs with a torque wrench. Slightly tighten the 5 lug bolts in a criss-cross or “star” pattern with the lug nut wrench. It would be best to use a torque wrench or an electric impact wrench with a torque stick to properly tighten the lug nuts. Continue progressively tightening the lug bolts in a criss-cross or star pattern to 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight or about 88 ft-lbs (120 Nm) of torque.
Next, snap the metal tabs on the rear of the new inner brake pad into the caliper piston. Remove the inner pad from the caliper support. Install the lower end of the inboard shoe into the groove provided in the support. Position the outboard shoe in the caliper with the ears at the top of the shoe over the caliper ears and the tab at the bottom of the shoe engaged in the caliper cutout. Position the outboard pad with the ears of the pad over the caliper ears and the tab at the bottom engaged in the caliper cutout.
The final step, it would be best to bleed the brake lines at this time in order to flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh DOT 4 brake fluid. Maybe its time to change your brake pads and rotors. How do you know when it is time to replace your rotors? Have the front rotors turned on a lathe at a dealership. In order for the caliper to operate smoothly and not have the pads drag on the rotor, the smooth part of the two combination caliper bolts and slider pins need to be well lubricated.
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