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CHANGE BRAKE

PADS
BY OSCAR JESUS VASQUEZ CRUZ.
First Make sure your vehicle cool. If you have recently driven,
you will work with pads, calipers and rotors extremely hot. Make
sure these parts are safe to touch before proceeding.
Loosen the lock nuts of the wheels. Use the lug wrench provided
with mechanical car jack. Loosen each of the nuts holding the
wheels on the car about two-thirds of his career.
Elevate the car carefully using the mechanical jack until you can
remove it easily. Consult the owner's manual to determine the
correct position for the mechanical jack under your car. Place a
few blocks behind the other wheels to prevent the car from
rolling forward or backward.
Remove the wheels. Done loosen and remove the nuts from the
wheel when the car is raised. Pull the wheel toward you to
remove it.
Remove the screws on the brake caliper using a wrench properly
sized crown. Usually, the brake calipers designs come in one-
piece or two, fixed between two and four bolts into the frame of
the bolt shaft, where the tire is fitted in the shaft. Sprinkle these
bolts with a penetrating catalyst PB or WD-40 to make it easier to
remove.
Hang the clip carefully using a small piece of wire on the wheel.
The clamp will remain connected to the brake line, so you should
hang with a small piece of wire or other metal scrap. In this way,
it will not hang or will put pressure on the brake hose.
Remove the old pads. Note how it is connected each brake pad.
Usually, these are engaged with connected metal fasteners.
Remove both pads. You probably have to force them to come out
a little, so be careful not to damage the clamp or brake line while
the bags.
Place the new pads. At this point, you can spread anti-seize
lubricant on the edges and metal contact on the back of the pills.
This will prevent a lot of squeaks. However, do not place lubricant
inside the brake pads. If the lubricant touches such material, the
brake will not provide friction and become useless. Engages the
new pads exactly as they were engaged earlier
Check the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level of your vehicle
and add a little if necessary. Replace the cover brake fluid
reservoir once you finish.
Conditioning the clamp. Slide caliper slowly back on the rotor.
Make it easy to not damage anything. Place and tighten the
screws holding the clamp in place.
Place the wheel again. Slide the wheel in place and adjusts each
of the locknuts before lowering the car.
Adjust the locknuts of the wheels. Once you find the car back on
the floor, adjust the nuts in a pattern of "star". Sets a nut. Then
sets another in front of the first until each nut is properly
adjusted as specified torque.
Start the vehicle. Make sure the vehicle is parked. Pumps the
brakes 15 to 20 times to make sure the tablet is well established.
Fill levels of brake fluid or read the next section to clean the old
fluid and replace it with a new one.
Test your new brake pads. Without going more than 8.0 km / h (5
mph) in a quiet residential street, slows as you always do. If the
vehicle seems to stop normally, repeat the test and speed up to
16 km / h (10 mph). Repeat this procedure several times.
Increase the speed gradually until reaching 56 or 64 km / h (35 or
40 mph). Also, you can check the reverse. In performing these
tests, you make sure that there are no problems in installing the
pads and have the confidence to drive on major thoroughfares. In
addition, these tests help you to "settle" the brake pads in place.