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Thread: Just hit 90K... Changing brake pads tomorrow

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    Just hit 90K... Changing brake pads tomorrow

    anything special I need to know?

    My stepdad has done plenty, but I wasn't sure if there were any surprises in store

    I looked on the 3swiki, but no one has written up a brake pad change walkthrough/FAQ... Probably because it's too basic, but then again, I'm a wrench noob

    Also, how do I set my signature here? I found avatar, in the CP, but not sig. I guess I could pull a zent and insert it manually every time...


    Edit: Dammit, i need to take the 3si logo out of it.... And put in a pic of my new motorcycle, too, I guess.


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    FWD or AWD?

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    FWD, but I'll be changing front and rears, I think. I've had the car since 34K miles, and never done brake pads (I forget if the fluid was done at 60K, but I'm going to do it anyway). For all I know, the car is on it's original set.

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    HOLY SHIT its Josh.

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    Nice edit, but I saw the original post It's a 95 SOHC... My third 3/S, but I have yet to own a turbo. From a DOHC MTX to a DOHC ATX, to my 95 SOHC MTX now The first one was the fastest, the second one was the nicest, but the current one is the one that runs

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    http://www.supercar-engineering.com/...aint/All/BPad/

    I've been reading on this myself, hope it helps
    Steve 94' VR-4 114k Bone stock....sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valorian View Post
    http://www.supercar-engineering.com/...aint/All/BPad/

    I've been reading on this myself, hope it helps
    That's a damn good how-to, with pictures to boot. thanks!

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    They're pretty straight forward, your stepdad should be able to get you through it.
    A couple of tips:
    When you re-install the anti-rattle springs, the curved silver parts that the pads sit on (you'll see when you get in there) put a drop of brake pad stick-em (anti-squeal compound) under the part the pad slides on. Once they've been messed with they tend to squeal at low speeds. Took me forever to find it after my first go at it, now the stick-em is part of the routine....
    Surprisingly the caliper pins are readily available at most part stores if you need them. If your's are rusted or pitted don't panic just get new ones.
    Speaking of replacing, if you're just putting in OEM style pads price out "Drop In" kits. Re-built calipers with pads and new hardware, ready to go. Sometimes they're not that much more than the pads alone.
    Spend the time to pull the rear rotor/drums off and give a little love to the E-brake. Chances are it's pretty rusty in there. If it's real bad don't mess with them, just order up new shoes and springs (dealer only..) and come back to it.
    Wear grubby clothes. Brake jobs are messy...

    Have Fun!

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    That IS a nice write-up....For AWD cars.
    You're going to be a bit befuddled following that with your FWD though...
    (The calipers are completely different)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve '92ES View Post
    That IS a nice write-up....For AWD cars.
    You're going to be a bit befuddled following that with your FWD though...
    (The calipers are completely different)
    Boo! lol I tried

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