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18-11-2013
How To Replace And Install Industrial Disc Brakes

Industrial disc brakes are a crucial part of a car’s brake system. As a component of your vehicle’s brake system, disc brakes can help you avoid accidents and collisions. Furthermore, these brake components will bring your vehicle to a halt whenever you need to stop. Basically, industrial disc brakes are the components of the car’s brake system that would perform the actual work of halting the car. 

Unfortunately, disc brakes need to be replaced at some point in time. As with other car components, disc brakes are vulnerable to wear and tear. To avoid car accidents and collisions, a car owner must be able to replace his or her disc brakes whenever it becomes faulty and broken.

Replacing disc brakes is fairly easy and simple, even for car owners with limited experience in car repairs and maintenance. What’s more, you do not need a whole lot of tools and equipment in order to replace your car’s industrial disc brakes. If you are a car owner, and you want to replace your disc brakes on your own, make sure to take note of these tips and suggestions:

Move your car to a place with a good lightning condition

First, you have to pull your car into a place with a good lightning condition. In this scenario, you can put your car on a well-lit garage or on the streets where there is sunlight. Also, make sure to place blocks behind the car’s back wheels. By doing so, you are preventing your vehicle from moving forward when you are jacking up the front end. To add an extra level of safety, turn on the vehicle’s emergency brake.

Before jacking up the vehicle, remove the front hubcaps and loosen the lug nuts. Apparently, it is a lot easier to loosen the car’s lug nuts when it is still on the ground. Once you have done that, start jacking the car’s front.

Take off the car’s tires

Using a wrench, remove the tires on your vehicle by taking off the two bolts holding the steering knuckle to the pad bracket. Also, remove the two remaining bolts that are holding the caliper of the pad bracket. For some cars, these pads will just come out along with caliper. On other cars, however, car owners have to remove the pads out from the pad bracket.

Check and remove the pads

With the help of a screwdriver, remove and inspect the pads. If the system’s pads are located down to the metal, take time to replace the rotors. After that, check the wear on the car’s both sides. If you notice a significant difference on the car’s sides, replace the calipers. Before installing the new pads, install an anti-squeal on the pad’s back. Set these pads aside, and check the car’s rotors for grooves and glazing to determine if they need to be turned and replaced.

Install the new pads

Get a flat screwdriver, and use it to install the new industrial brake pads into the car’s caliper. While installing them, be careful not to damage the clips. Using a wrench, make sure to return the caliper to the pad bracket.

Additional tip

 If you are having problems in installing industrial disc brakes on your own, hire a mechanic or a contractor. Do not try to force the issue, as you might end up causing more damage to your car.


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