Its easy to change the disc brakes and rotors on most cars. Here's a disc brake replacement video we made on GardenFork.TV . Use this video as a initial introduction on how to repair the disc brakes. Consult your car's repair manual for the exact procedure for your vehicle. Be sure to jack up your car on the frame and to use jackstands. Chock the rear wheels to keep the car from moving while you are working on it, work on flat surface, and set the parking brake. Also be careful of brake dust, as its not healthy to breathe.
Be sure to buy disc brake grease and some spray brake cleaner, it gets messy with all the dirt under the wheel wells. We wear latex or nitrile gloves to keep our hands clean, the nitrile gloves work best. And you get what you pay for when buying disc brake pads, don't cheap out, these things stop the car, you know. Work on one wheel at a time, that way you can look at the other wheel as a reference.
We also have a front wheel bearing replacement video that show how to remove the brake caliper and how to install new wheel bearings.
Great video! I have changed the brakes on my own vehicles over the years and wanted to make sure that the Dodge would be as easy as my Pontiac Grand Prix, not my '91 Honda Accord. Thanks for the tips!
Awesome video and well produced. Thanks for taking the time to share with others who have less experience but hate to pay the bucks (and frankly are embarrased) to have someone else do the work for them. Nice dog too! Good job guys!
Nice Video. I'm trying to learn more about my older car and seeing what I can do myself. I'm hoping to replace my lights but that will be some time after the blizzard we're getting. I'd really like to learn to replace the brakes on my dad's focus because they are really loud and embarrassing but the dealer/shop insists that there is nothing wrong with the brakes or the car. I feel the need to fix them anyway and see what happens 🙂
Great video...i would add one thing. i know you touched on keeping the rotor clean but you didnt mention why you should keep it clean. if you get any grease or oil on the rotor it can cause glazing after you put the brakes to geather and stop a few times. what glazing is, is a smooth spot on the rotor that will cause the brakes to slip. it is also important to clean new rotors when you get them because they come coated with a protectant to keep them from rusting when there sitting on the shelf and that protectant can cause glazing also
Eric Gunnar Rochow
thanks for that info mike, i should have talked about that too. thanks for watching, eric.