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Old 03-20-2008, 09:44 PM
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DIY article...W126 rear pads and rotors with pics...

Forgive me if I took alot of pics but I couldn't help myself. This is how easy it was.

PIC 1 Use a proper jack to jack up the vehicle.
PIC 2 Use proper jack stands.
PIC 3 Remove lug nuts. (bet your not as quick as my son)

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Old 03-20-2008, 09:48 PM
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After the wheel is removed.

PIC 4 Remove two caliper bolts.
PIC 5 Remove caliper.
PIC 6 Remove rotor.

Note: It may be required to bang on the rotor a little to make it loose. If you plan on reusing the rotor be careful not to hit the shiny part.
(Swing away Orazio)
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:51 PM
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Now that the rotor is loose.

PIC 7 Take off the rotor.

While your there spray everything with some brake clean. Those smaller shoes inside the rear caliper are your parking brake shoes. Adjust while you are there if necessary.

PIC 8 Spray brakes clean.

Now grab the caliper and tap out the retaining pins.

PIC 9 Tapping out the pins.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:53 PM
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PIC 10 grab the pins on the other side and pull them out.

When pulling the pins be sure to take note of the retainer clip position.

PIC 11 retainer clip position.

PIC 12 Be sure not to lose the clip.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:59 PM
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Now grab the caliper and an old pad. Put one of the old pads back in and use it to even out the pressure put on the piston. Grab a pair of channel locks and squeeze the piston back in. You may have to do the either piston as you hold the other from coming out. Alternate between the two, you'll get it. It was easy enough that my son actually did it himself.

PIC 13 Squeeze the pistons back in.

After the pistons are the ENTIRE way in slide new pads in place.

PIC 14 Slide new pads in place.

Now grab your new pins and retainer clip. LIGHTLY grease the pins to slide back in.

PIC 15 LIGHTLY grease the pins.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:01 PM
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PIC 16 This is how it should look.

Time to put the new rotor into place. Don't forget to spray the backside clean.
(Those look heavy)

PIC 17 New rotor and ready for spray.

PIC 18 When you put the rotor on be sure to hit the alignment pin with the proper hole in the rotor.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:04 PM
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PIC 19 Time to slide the caliper into place.
PIC 20 Align the two bolts on the backside and tighten down.
PIC 21 Put the wheel back on.

Don't forget to spray everything down with brake clean to get the film off of your new rotor.
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After you wheel is back on you can tighten the lug nuts as tight as you can get them with a wrench. Put the car back on the ground and tighten them again.

PIC 22 Time to wash up.
PIC 23 I DIDN'T EVEN GET DIRTY !!!!!
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Good stuff

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:28 AM
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Doesn't that violate child labor laws or something.... J/K!

That was neat to look through. I hope to do that someday when I have kids.

Maybe on my car too....if it survives its rust....
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That's nice, but personally I wouldn't let my son near all that brake dust. There isn't any asbestos in the brake material anymore, but all that dust. YUK!
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:44 AM
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That's nice, but personally I wouldn't let my son near all that brake dust. There isn't any asbestos in the brake material anymore, but all that dust. YUK!
Don't worry, I made him hold his breath the entire time.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:47 AM
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and he didnt turn purple


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Old 03-21-2008, 10:26 AM
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That's great, VW. Nice touch using your son in the pictures, too. It was both entertaining AND informative.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:31 AM
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That's great! I can't wait to have my son repair our wagon.

Nice write up.

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