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ok, all this talk about changing brake pads/rotors and getting aftermarket products..

are there any links/step by step instructions on how to take apart brake pads and take off the rotor and install with new rotors and brake pads???

i know how to take off the wheel...but not sure how to take apart the pad/rotor assembly..although I've heard its fairly easy.
 

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rominl said:
you know what i know already, i know it's easy but i wanna know how too.!!!
ditto i guess if i'm gonna be askin so many questions about pads i should know how they would need to be installed maybe i can do it myself
 

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ditto i guess if i'm gonna be askin so many questions about pads i should know how they would need to be installed maybe i can do it myself
i remember someone say that if you have a jack / jackstand, and couple of wrenches, you are good to go
 

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Haven't done it on the TL, but directions below should be the same (from memory):

1. Remove wheel
2. Remove caliper upper and lower bolts (brake line might be secured with 2 screws as well - remove so that your not pulling on the brake line)
3. Remove 2 retaining screws holding rotor (will need impact driver)
4. Remove rotor
5. Install new rotor
6. Install 2 retaining screws (use anti-seize)
7. Remove old pads from caliper
8. Install caliper using only upper bolt (caliper will swing from upper bolt)
9. Install pads (might need to push back piston using C-clamp)
10. Swing caliper into position and install lower bolt.
11. Replace wheel

Done. Not sure if I missed anything. Feel free to add/modify.
 

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I just changed the pad on my integra like 2 weeks ago, all I gotta say is BLEED THEM BRAKES!!!! I never bleeded brakes before cause I thought I didn't have to, but yesterday i went to hit the brakes and NOTHING, the pedal hit the floor!!! Luckly i didn't crash or anything, but I made it home, and I have to bleed them now, so save yourself some trouble and just bleed them while your down there.:bigok:
 

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oSoFastFerU said:
I just changed the pad on my integra like 2 weeks ago, all I gotta say is BLEED THEM BRAKES!!!! I never bleeded brakes before cause I thought I didn't have to, but yesterday i went to hit the brakes and NOTHING, the pedal hit the floor!!! Luckly i didn't crash or anything, but I made it home, and I have to bleed them now, so save yourself some trouble and just bleed them while your down there.:bigok:
you figured out what's wrong?
 

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oSoFastFerU said:
I just changed the pad on my integra like 2 weeks ago, all I gotta say is BLEED THEM BRAKES!!!! I never bleeded brakes before cause I thought I didn't have to, but yesterday i went to hit the brakes and NOTHING, the pedal hit the floor!!! Luckly i didn't crash or anything, but I made it home, and I have to bleed them now, so save yourself some trouble and just bleed them while your down there.:bigok:
If you just changed brake pads and hit the brakes and there was nothing, then something else went wrong with the install. When you change pads, you should always leave the top off the master cylinder because when you compress the caliper pistons, fluid will rush back to the master, and sometimes it will push it out the top rather than compressing the diaphragm inside. And don't forget to replace it :).

When you do front brakes, the first couple of brake applications will always go to the floor as the system repressurizes itself and acclaimates to the new brakes. Bleeding is not necessary, but make sure that the master cylinder reservior is full before applying the brakes after the install. Other than for a maintenance change, the only reason to bleed the system is to remove air pockets. And the only way that air pockets in a brake system come about is if some part of the system is opened (ex. a brake hose or caliper change).
 
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