Since the new brake pads are thicker than the old ones, the caliper pistons need to be compressed in order to make room for the new pads. Evolution pads feature a true ceramic formula that keeps wheels cleaner, and won't wear-out the rotors. Power Stop pads have 20% more stopping power than other leading brands. Remove the lug nuts and front wheels. Reopen the bleeder screw s on each individual caliper respectively until the bubbles and air purge from the hydraulic system. Apply a thin coat of high-temperature brake grease to the cleaned mating surfaces and the steel plates of the replacement pads.
. Have an assistant get into the driver's seat and pump the brake pedal four to five times and then hold the brake pedal down. Tighten the spreader to compress the caliper pistons inward evenly and then remove the spreader once the caliper pistons are fully seated in the piston bores. Compress the piston of the caliper inward with the caliper piston reset clamp. The pad surfaces are thermal scorched for fast break-in.
Our brake pads are engineered for noise free braking with dual rubber backed shims that offer 6 times more noise reduction than plain steel shims. Once there's enough room to fit the caliper back over the pads and caliper mount assembly, tighten the bleeder screw, and replace the caliper and lower caliper mounting bolt. This also employed a different procedure to replace the specific brake pads. Professional technicians prefer Evolution ceramic pads for problem free installations and no come-backs. Replace the wheels and lug nuts and torque as illustrated in Step 8 of Section 1.
Install the new brake pads, making sure the wear indicator is on the bottom of the outboard brake pad. Pivot the caliper up over the brake pads and caliper mount, then use a length of durable string to tie the caliper to the coil spring so you can remove the brake pads. Brake fluid will purge from the bleeder screw as the piston is compressed. Check the master cylinder after four or five bleeding procedures per caliper and top off with fresh brake fluid as necessary. The manual transmission models also required a specialized tool in order to spread the quad-piston calipers.
Repeat this step on each individual caliper until the fluid purges out in a clear stream and then tighten the bleeder screws. . . . .
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