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Could someone give me an overview of what it takes to change the rotors, pads, and blead the brakes? Unfortunately im without experience or a FSM. What the heck, i need to learn!
 

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Where the nearest dealer with a FSM is. If you have never done those before, get someone who has to help you. You don't want to learn what you don't do when it comes to brakes.
 

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If you're in critical need of new pads, Haynes will work just as well as the FSM to tell you how to change them. It has a lots of pictures, too. I got one to compliment my FSM because it's geared more towards shadetree mechanics, and it's only $15.

Brake pad jobs work pretty much the same on any car. For more SE-R-specific work, don't hesitate to get the FSM. It's as an important tool to have as a breaker bar or socket ratchet.

Pads are not hard to change, and removing a few more bolts lets you get the rotors off. Just have the minimum of tools on hand, follow the directions, and you won't monkey it up.

SE-R.net can help with the brake bleeding order.
 

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Black93 said:
Could someone give me an overview of what it takes to change the rotors, pads, and blead the brakes? Unfortunately im without experience or a FSM. What the heck, i need to learn!
It's mad easy.

Take off the wheels, and use a nice long bar to get off the bolts and replace the pads. The rotors you may need to use a hammer to get off if they're seized. Never bled the brakes b4 but you need 2 people to do it.
 

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Storm is right its very easy...you need 17mm and 14mm sockets for the caliper and make sure you have a clamp to push back in the piston, the rotor comes out once the caliper is taken off. As for bleeding the brakes, its a good idea for 2 ppl just hope your bleeder screw is not seized. Make sure you dont step on the brakes w/o the caliper on otherwise the piston will pop out and youll definitely need to bleed the brakes. Good luck
 

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SucKit said:
Storm is right its very easy...you need 17mm and 14mm sockets for the caliper and make sure you have a clamp to push back in the piston, the rotor comes out once the caliper is taken off. As for bleeding the brakes, its a good idea for 2 ppl just hope your bleeder screw is not seized. Make sure you dont step on the brakes w/o the caliper on otherwise the piston will pop out and youll definitely need to bleed the brakes. Good luck
yeah, what he said.
 

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D'oh careful, I have broken two of the bolts that hold my caliper on on two seprate occasions. :eek: Be aware that stuff like that can happen. It's better than paying $50 or whatever though, and you get some good satisfaction out of it too.
 

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so... what does a brake hardware kit consist of from courtesy? All the associated hardware? Ill bleed my brake tommorrow and if i respond youll know it went right :)
 

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why would you need the brake hardware kit for? Pads and rotors thats it...the hardware kit is usually caliper pins, shims and some other stuff...at least that what i know it to be, thats useless to you unless you want to change it as well but you dont need it.
 

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Black93 said:
so... what does a brake hardware kit consist of from courtesy? All the associated hardware? Ill bleed my brake tommorrow and if i respond youll know it went right :)

Probably shims and the metal clips that hold the brake pads on.
 

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thanks for all the info. It is a real blessing to have such a following for se-r's.
 
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