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Old 08-27-2001, 10:29 AM
sbourg sbourg is offline
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I recommend you have a GOOD shop do the brake job. Replacing the pads seems superficially to be one of the easiest DIY jobs you can tackle. However, there are critical judgements to be made which can leave the vehicle unsafe if not performed properly. For instance, you need to know whether or not the rotors need grinding (or replacement), and whether and how to properly clean the caliper piston before it gets retracted. You need to analyse the condition of all seals, hoses, and master cylinder, and be able to properly bleed the system.

It is a little scary to have someone ask about putting brake fluid on the pads.

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