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How To Replace Rear Brake Pads for Disc Brakes

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Time For Rear Brake Repair?
Rear brake pad replacement for disc brakes.

Is it time to replace your rear disc brake pads?

photo by Josh
It's important to know when it's time to replace your rear brake pads. If you have disc brakes in the rear, as do most cars and trucks these days, you can do damage to the discs if you wait to long. That being said, you don't need to replace your rear disc brake pads very often at all. Most of your braking is done with the front wheels, so the rears see very little action comparatively. A visual inspection will tell you whether or not it's time.

If you're having your brakes worked on by a shop, be sure to check the brakes yourself, or have them shown to you before any repairs or replacements are done.

What You'll Need:

  • Impact Driver-you can get them at Sears or Napa for about 22.99
  • Set of New Brake Pads
  • Can of All purpose grease
  • Can of WD-40
  • Can of Brakleen
  • A good 3/8 socket wrench
  • 14mm socket, 17mm socket, 12mm socket, and a 10mm wrench
  • Good Jack and Jack Stands(Safety First)
  • Socket to screw your piston back in
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