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DIY: changing the front brake pads

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by yoko89, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Time: from 45min to 1 hour (if I you don't have technical knowledge)
    difficulty: Easy a 12 year kid can do it

    Kit required:
    1) car lifter (in the trunk)
    2) wheel screw (in the trunk)
    3) screwdriver (in the trunk)
    4) pads of course
    5) 2.5 ml medical syringe
    6) 13 mm screw (you have to buy)
    7) brake cleaner (not necessary)


    The first step

    open the bonet and open the brake fluid container.

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    will tell you later why to open it.

    second step
    put the lifter under the arrow and be sure it is secured in it's place
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    before lifting don't forget to loosen the wheel nuts

    third step

    throw the wheel under the car just in case any thing wrong happened and the car fall of the lifter
    of course your discs will be plan not grooved like my discs

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    fourth step
    in the back of this caliper you will find 2 13mm bolts one up and one down remove them
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    another pic
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    fifth step


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    step six
    remove the old pads with the screwdriver

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    after removing clean the metal pins and spray them with brake cleaner
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    fit new pads (you can see the difference in the pads thickness)

    step seven

    the hardest step
    to reset the master to its original place
    put the old pad and the wheel screwdriver and press on it till the end
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    till it be like this

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    now go to the brake fluid container and be sure that the brake fluid is under the max if over remove it by the medical syringe


    last step
    refit every thing
    the caliper and tight the 13mm nut
    the wheel
    and put the car down

    do every thing again in the other wheel

    note: the rear pads are different than the front even if it looks the same as the front it has another way to fit it
    Navneet, varunrtr, Ilango and 10 others like this.
  2. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    1,353
    Panchkula
    thanks yoko really helpfull but there are a few differences in Indian car
    One needs a 7mm Hex Socket or 7mm Allen Key to open the caliper instead of 13mm wrench.
    And 7mm size is as rare as a hen's teeth in India. Ultimately I had to file down a 8mm allen key to 7mm to open the caliper.
    For pushing the caliper back put old pad on caliper than push it back by using anything prevents the caliper from damage. A C clamp works great for this work.

    Did you notice any improvement in brakes after putting EBC Green Stuff.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  3. thx for pointing for the differences
    i changed the pads in the mid of the street as the brake lights didn't light and i had to do every thing with the tools i had that time :eek:
    and of course i noticed a great improvement in the brakes (this is my second set of green stuff) as my usual driving is over 160 km/h
  4. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    2,123
    Pune
    The dimensions of brake pads on indian Linea and Punto are totally different that european specs. They are bigger. It was hard time for me to find those when i was in germany and finally i came back empty handed.
  5. if you can give me a pic of it i can tell you which pads in euro cars can fit yours

    i double checked with a friend and the new punto evo is 7mm allen key not a 13mm wrench
  6. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

    Messages:
    1,353
    Panchkula
    Italia-Linea Fiat Palio 178 DX brake pads are fits on Indian Linea and Punto. Dimensions of Pad L=151 x H=49 x T=18
    From mid 2011 the brake caliper have been changed and it now uses smaller pads don't know exactly which ones.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  7. you mean this one (the same as the European punto evo 77hp)
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    and by the way this pads area is exactly the same as my pads but they are different because the disc diameter is different

    and take care that the 77hp and 90hp and t-jet each has different pads and discs

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    or this one
    both are fiat pads by the way
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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  8. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    480
    Kochi
    Thanks Yoko for the guide. will try out next time I have to remove the pad
  9. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Hyderabad
    Just adding here that People with the TYPE 2 BRAKE Pads + Callipers (Post mid 2011) will need to unscrew 2 Torx screws instead of the 13 MM bolts shown in this thread. T45 Torx bit is required to unscrew the screws.

    The torx screws are hidden inside a plastic casing + plastic caps.
  10. anoopktla

    anoopktla Amatore

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    Kochi
    kochi
    Linea 1.3
    I got the 7mm Allen Key easily from a local tools shop in Kochi. It doesn't come as a set, but can be bought as a single item for 30/-The only thing we need to check is the overflow of the brake fluid when resetting the piston.Other than that , this is an easy DIY

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