post #31 of Old 11-09-2012, 11:16 PM
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Additional information to know if you need to replace the discs if you can simply have them turned:


Front DiscSpecifications:

· 5 x 114.3 mm bolt pattern
· 294 mm disc diameter
· 13.15 mm bolt size
· 26 mm thickness
· 24 mm minimum thickness




Rear Disc Specifications:

· 5 x 114.3 mm bolt pattern
· 302 mm disc diameter
· 12.6 mm bolt size
· 10 mm thickness
· 8.4 mm minimum thickness





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post #32 of Old 04-15-2013, 12:13 PM
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I finally got around to doing my rear brakes and I replaced the rotors too. They were composite and the shop didn't want to turn them, they were scored and they said they couldn't guaranty the finish. I got just over 85K on the rears and they were easy as I suspected.

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From TigerKK, Video on front brake job:

Apologies for the lateness of reply, only just joined!

For future reference as I guess you've already resolved this, this is a decent youtube vid showing how to change the pads including the part you got snagged on,

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoBXeCEfKuk[/ame]

We had the same issue, I wasn't aware of the little nipple things on the face of the brake pad!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/0.../#post18912849

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoBXeCEfKuk#t=131

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For you guys that do the rear pad slap without removing the top caliper pin, how do you clean and relube the top pin?

After 80,000 or more miles, it seems that the top pin will require lube to prevent it from seizing prematurely in your new pad installation.
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so our compass has 65k miles on the original brakes...I should probably look at them
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Redpine - I always pull and lube the pins. Can't help you there.

IRSmart - you're about do but just take a look through your wheels.

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The reason I asked is because on another thread (s), people claimed that the brake line interfered with removal of the top caliper pin. So, many people seem to choose just leaving the top pin in, rotating the caliper up, and avoid undoing the brake line.
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It's been a while since I did mine but I did not remove the brake line. It's -11 degrees right now so I can't go out and look at it to tell you why.

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Gramps,

is there any special way to remove the front rotors?

I need to replace my whole wheel assembly along with the rotors, eventually, however cash-flow is limited but i need to be safe at the same time so i intend to replace the rotors and brakes. most of the cars and trucks that i have worked on that use disk brakes do not require any bolts to remove the rotor, but i believe this one does. through the years the nut on the front of the assembly has become coroded and rusted into one entity.

really could use your, or someones, help with this.

Thanks,

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p.s. I have almost replaced the entire suspension on this d**n car. is this an issue with anyone elses?

List of repairs in the last 3 months:

control arms
struts
ball joints (twice)
inner and outer tie rods (twice)
alternator (this one was my favorite... pain in my a$$) who the hell mounts the alternator on the underside of the motor... almost inaccessible.

what I am doing this weekend.. should be easy... maybe??
* calipers
* rotors
* pads
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