Section II: Front Brake Replacement
Now that weíve got the master cylinder replaced and replumbed and working optimally, itís time to forge on to the front brakes. Gee, Iím excited.
Thatís probably it except for standard hand tools.
Hang on, here we go.
First you support the vehicle properly and remove the wheels. You are then looking at this wonderful sight:
Then you pull off the front hubs. Hereís how I do it:
And hereís whatís looking at you:
Next you use that wonderful and indispensable little 10mm brake line wrench that weíve all grown to love and remove the hard line from the front brake line hose:
And then, if your luck is like mine, you are faced with this:
Drat! Good thing we arenít going to re-use that.
Now we remove the four bolts that hold the brake plate on:
And hereís what we have to work with. Feel free to clean it to your little heartís content.
Now take off the two bolts holding the brake line bracket to the knuckle.
Then put the bolts back and torque to listed values. Again, feel free to clean all you want. Iím too lazy.
Now mark your front hubs for cutting. This is a picture of a rear hub, but the fronts are exactly the same technique. The easiest way that I have found (and Iím all for easy) is to lay a piece of ľĒ bar stock against the lug studs and mark on the outside of the bar stock with a soapstone, pencil, etc.
Once you get the lines marked, take a hammer and drive out the lug studs. They interfere with cutting and we need longer ones anyway.
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