Remove Caliper to Replace Brake Pads

Next Video:
Remove Bracket to Replace Brake Pads....5

Learn how to remove the caliper to change car front brake pads with expert automotive tips in this free online car maintenance and repair video clip.

Part of the Video Series: How to Replace Front Brake Pads
Promoted By Zergnet


Video Transcript

MARK BLOCKER: In this segment, we're going to cover removing the calipers. On this particular car, it's relatively easy. It only requires one tool and that's a 14-millimeter wrench or socket and it's on this lower bolt. Just cracking that loose and we'll remove this lower bolt. It's actually a pin. Once that's removed, it allows this caliper to slide out and it basically pivots on this front pin up here. And you just slide it up and you could just slide it straight back and slide it off that pin. Now, we're going to need to compress this caliper back in before we can install the new brake pads. And you don't want to just lift this--let this caliper dangle here 'cause it's applying tension on the brake line. If you could find a place where you'll set in there and then supports its on the weight without falling, that'll work just fine or you could attach it with a bunging cord, a piece of bailing wire, anything you have--a zip tie, they'll hold that caliper up and keep it from supporting its weight dangling on that brake line. Please watch our next segment and we'll remove the brake pads and the caliper mounting bracket.


Related Searches

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!