Quote Originally Posted by David Suri I have to change the front and rear brakes on my 2001 540I. Anyone here got directions. I have changed brakes before on my old 1500 Dogde Ram Truck and 1998 honda accord but never on a BMW is it pretty much the same or am I way off base Thanks David It is pretty easy Jack up the car Remove the wheel Pop the spring loose and set aside On the backside of the caliper
Threaded caliper pistons will be found on rear disc brakes and do require a special tool to retract. The tool is cheap and easy to find but can be a bit tedious to use. front brakes on the Camry are a breeze and should be zero problem as long as you have minimal hand tools. For a car youve never done before its worthwhile to find a photo DIY online and familiarize yourself with the particular caliper youll be working on. Also if youre changing rotors find out if they are screwed-on to the hub like many hondas are. I had to get a special-size phillips for my wifes old accord but still a breeze.
was just a question - At first I wanted to check it onboard - Any suggestions from You mazda6club members is important for me as in Poland where I live people have no experience with 6s and come to my car as a BAD Mazda with weak ford v6 duratec. You wrote about testing... I know many ppl who own Civics and the basic mod for brakes in their cars was swap of 260mm disccaliper to 282mm (stock in honda
pins have caliper lube on them. If the pins arent lubricated then the sliding calipers wont slide and they might get pulled out and stay out. The calipers slide on lateral pins so that the whole thing moves when you step on the brakes. The reason is that it works OK but only requires the cost of one piston to make it work. Although high performance cars typically have fixed calipers note that hondas
Quote Originally Posted by ptkacik If the disc isnt running perfectly true it forces the caliper to slide continuously back and forth OR pushes the caliper piston back inside and develops a paddisc clearance. honda made a machine years ago to turn (true up) the rotors on accords on-the-car to overcome a problem with the disc runout. My front rotors have about 0.001 - 0.002 total indicated runout (TIR)