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Old 01-13-2010, 07:25 PM
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How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Well, I needed new rear brake pad's so i figured I'd take a few pictures and post a short DIY... enjoy...

For all WK (Non-SRT) Jeeps...

These steps are obvious but here it goes anyway... Wedge a block behind one of the wheels before jacking the car up... Take off the wheels.. and you're left looking at this:


- First remove the Jeep Logo cover on the caliper. Pry that little metal tab back and it will pop right off.

Now remove the two caliper slide pins below with a 13 MM socket

Next, you will need to compress the brake caliper using a C-clamp as shown below:

When compressing the caliper, be sure not to catch any of the brake lines.. Use the location shown below for the back side of the caliper to compress

Now once the caliper is compressed... simply push on this tab on the brake pad to pop the caliper off. (Do not let the caliper hang from the brake line!!!)

Now once it comes off you will be looking at this:

Take the brake pad closest to you off first. It will be clipped in place with these 2 metal brackets..don't be afraid to wedge a flathead in there to pry the metal back some to help pull them off.

Now you have the back side pad still on. Bring out your C Clamp again and fully compress the caliper using the old brake pad.

Once it's fully compressed it will look like this:

Then with both hands pull that last brake pad out. You will need to slide it across the caliper to get the back side out of its slot:

Then throw out your old pads

Compared to the new pads....im embarrassed to show you all how bad i let my rear pads get... but have a look anyway:

Next, install the new pads but in the reversed order. Starting with the far side:

Then the front side: You'll notice this set has the warning pin... wish my old set of pads had something to warn me they were on their way out

Next, put the caliper back on the rotor, the bottom half first (make sure the pad sits in the groove on the bottom..you'll see what i'm talking about when you try.)

Becareful not to rip the boots that house the caliper pins we took out earlier. Pull on the end to move them out to avoid ripping when you are pushing the caliper back onto the rotor:

Then push the top half in:

Once the caliper is back on, screw those bolts back into place (i'm not sure of the torque specifications but I usually just fasten untill tight. Don't over tighten, you may brake the bolt)

Now Pop the cover back on and your just about home free:

Now just put the wheels back on and bring the wheels back down to the floor.. Pump the brake pedal a few times and go for a ride around the block.

That's it...now your home free. Hope this helps some of you out there...
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:27 PM
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nice post...but the pics are showing
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nice post...but the pics are showing
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Sorry if the pictures are too big... but you should be able to see them all now.. enjoy.
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Excellent how-to my friend. I am doing my brakes (front and rear) this weekend, so this will be an enormous help!! Thanks!!

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Sorry if the pictures are too big... but you should be able to see them all now.. enjoy.
They are perfect (PB usually re-sizes them).
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Nice writeup & pics!

Those are not "bolts" they are caliper slide pins. Inside those rubber boots are slide pin bushings. Both the pins and bushing should be cleaned and lubricated prior to being reinstalled. Finally the torque spec, according to my copy of an 05' service manual is 18 ft-lbs. Taken straight from the service manual:

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1. Install the inboard & outboard brake pads onto the caliper.
2. Lubricate the slide pins and slide pin bushings with caliper slide grease or the grease provided with the brake pads.
3. Install caliper (1) on the anchor.
4. Install the caliper slide pin bolts (4) and tighten to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
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Nice writeup & pics!

Those are not "bolts" they are caliper slide pins. Inside those rubber boots are slide pin bushings. Both the pins and bushing should be cleaned and lubricated prior to being reinstalled. Finally the torque spec, according to my copy of an 05' service manual is 18 ft-lbs. Taken straight from the service manual:
Cool, thanks for adding this on!
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Re: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

great write-up. i wanted to add one thing I always do;

i take the cap off my brake fluid resevior on top of the master cylinder. then i put a rag under it so that when i compress with the c-clamp i dont spill any brake fluid on anything. then when im done, remove rag and cap res.
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great write-up. i wanted to add one thing I always do;

i take the cap off my brake fluid resevior on top of the master cylinder. then i put a rag under it so that when i compress with the c-clamp i dont spill any brake fluid on anything. then when im done, remove rag and cap res.
Thanks for the Tip, i'll give it a try next time. When it gets warmer out i'll need to replace or cut these rotors.... i scratched the crap out of these since I had no idea i was running with no pads. I'll take some more pics when i do the rotors.
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excellent write up and great photos ... thank you for taking the time to post these and show us the how-to
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