Thread: Brake job, DIY?
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Old 03-31-2002, 10:39 PM
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The only special tool you'll need for doing everything that was suggested is a set of flare wrenches for the brake line fittings. If you are extra careful you might be able to do it with standard wrenches, but given the chemical applications (NaCl)to the roads you drive Ted, I think a good set of flare wrenches are in your future.

As for the rotors, if they don't have a ridge at the outer edge (or have had the pads run down to the metal) they probably don't need to be worked. I have heard arguements for both turning and not turning, but the cost of new rotors is so affordable, it's easy enough to buy new. Turning or not, that'll be your call Ted.
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