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Old 10-13-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
5speedsteve
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Exclamation DIY: Cross Drilled Rotor Brake Install! StepByStep

Yea! More DIY's

This Ones Pretty Easy its 5 bolts per brake and 1 Spring

2 16mm (the caliper to hub)
2 Small Allen Keys (the outer caliper to inner caliper)
1 Smaller Allen Key (the front of Rotor to Hub)
1 Spring (holds in outer pad)
1 Hammer (hit the rotor with the ball side of the hammer)
4 New Zimmerman Rotors

4 New sets of Pads
2 New Brake Sensors (or you can do what I did and splice the wires together)

Car on Lift (you don't need a lift to do this)


Fronts First...Wheels Off


Take out the two 16mm Bolts There on the back of the Caliper



Pry the caliper off (feel free to hit the rotor with a hammer to help loosen things up)


Hit the rotor with a hammer a few times right where this bolt is and then loosen the bolt


Rotor comes off and clean up the hub


New Rotor Goes on and tighten the bolt (see that was easy)


Take the pads out of the caliper and slide two pieces apart (stationary section and sliding section)


Take the two Allen bolts off


Clean em up on the grinder


MMM yummy


Put the caliper on with the two 16mm bolts.



Push the piston back into the caliper (there is a special tool for this but I'm not that special.....so big wrench really does it just fine)


Now put the pads in that piece and put it in place



Now your fresh allens can go back in (theres lil black caps that cover these bolts)


MMM passenger side done!
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