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got to change brake pads & rotors

I bought the IROTORS and pads. But I dont know how to change them. I didn't see a how to either. So if any of you can help me through this, cuz I don't want to spend $50 and an hour that I don't really have, it would be most appreciated.
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I installed my irotors and pads last may. It is really easy.
1. Jack up the car
2. Take off the tire.
3. there should be two long bolts that hold the caliper on the bracket. Take out those two bolts.
4. Slide the caliper off of the rotor.
5. There are a couple of lock rings that hold the rotor onto the hub. Break them off and the rotor should slide right off the hub.
6. Take the caliper and slide off the old brake pads and slide on the new ones.
7. Put the new rotors on and then slide the caliper back on and bolt it back up.

If you want to wait like a week, I can see about some time off, you could head down here and I could help you do them. PM me if you are interested.

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Don't forget to regrease your guide rods.

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5. There are a couple of lock rings that hold the rotor onto the hub. Break them off and the rotor should slide right off the hub.

7. Put the new rotors on and then slide the caliper back on and bolt it back up.

If you want to wait like a week, I can see about some time off, you could head down here and I could help you do them. PM me if you are interested.
I appreciate the offer but I dont think I can wait. When you say "break off" the lock rings. Do I reaaly break them. How would the rotor stay on? And when I put the caplier back on does it go in the same place or is there only one place for it to go?

guide rods=two long bolts? right?
oh yeah and what kind of grease would i need?
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And when I put the caplier back on does it go in the same place or is there only one place for it to go?
the caliper sits inside a frame, you pretty much have to put it in the same way

Make sure you don't leave the caliper hanging off the brake line, make a hanger using a wire coat hanger to hold it up while changing the rotor
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I appreciate the offer but I dont think I can wait. When you say "break off" the lock rings. Do I reaaly break them. How would the rotor stay on? And when I put the caplier back on does it go in the same place or is there only one place for it to go?

guide rods=two long bolts? right?
oh yeah and what kind of grease would i need?
Yes, break them. I broke mine off by prying them off with a screwdriver. The caliper and the rims will hold the rotors on.

I am going through the service manual to see if I can get you a picture of what it looks like. Hold on.....
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rotor lock clips, supposedly they are there to hold the rotor in place during assembly

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guide rods=two long bolts? right?
oh yeah and what kind of grease would i need?
Yes, guid rods = two long bolts.
Grease = white lithium (tube, not spray can)



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This isn't a how-to, but I highly suggest you read this thread.

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums/...threadid=23045
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Yes, guid rods = two long bolts.
Grease = white lithium (tube, not spray can)



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Moly lube is the best.

Also, lube everywhere the brake pad comes in contact with the caliper! Well, don't lube the friction surface.
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Do any of you people know what the torque is for the lug nuts. I just bought a 10-250 lb/ft wrench for the job. I hope I bought the right wrench. There werer a few different wrenches like tq/in, and 50-250 tq/ft wrenches.
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If I remember correctly, 90 - 110 lbs. depending on whether or not you have alluminum wheels.

Hopefully someone else will be able to verify, I'm going from memory.
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90ft lbs on my stock alu. wheels.

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I know the're not the best but a Haynes or Chilton manual will walk you through a brake job and many other common maintenance items. Just my $0.02.

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... Also, lube everywhere the brake pad comes in contact with the caliper! Well, don't lube the friction surface.
Hopefully, the friction surface won't be in contact with the caliper!

Shop manual calls out 100 ft-lbs for Al & steel wheels. Use thread-lock if you've got some - my mechanic swears by it, even for lug nuts.
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