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[VT-VX] VX front Brake pad Change How To Detailed

edals

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Hi All, This is a question asked a lot, so i thought i would help out on how to change front brake pads, as mine had to be done.
I take no responsibility for any work you perform yourself. If you are not confident, Take your car to a Mechanic.

The Process is very easy, And to save some $$ Should take no more then a hour to replace them, even if its your first time, As this was my first time lol.
Hope this Guide helps out a bit.

Update:
Image shack deleted all my photos, So I have linked a much more detailed how to video by Chrisfix. Process is still very similar, And also covers Rotors, Greasing slide pins and replacing hardware.

Cheers.

 
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Dont really see the need to take both caliper pin bolts out, you can just take the bottom pin out and flip the caliper up.

Also make sure you grease up both the top and the bottom pin slide before reassembling the caliper, an ungreased slide can cause premature wearing of a single pad.


Good writeup though and luck to all:beer chug:
 

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Do all new pad sets come with the metal clips? Mine did, so i replaced them, is this necessary all the time?
 

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Maxxiz it is the same procedure for a VS...
 

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Probably should use Loctite on the 2 bolts as well, as it says in the manual to replace those 2 bolts as they have a special locking compound on the bolts from new.
Not sure whether workshops replace the bolts as the manual says or not. I asked Brakes Plus once when I was buying some pads and they said they use loctite on the bolts when re-installing them. Good write up and pics, very handy, thanks.
 

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Wish i had seen the G-clamp idea before i bought a caliper compressor !... Good write up... many thanks... did my first brake pad change this am... first pad set 30 mins second set 10 mins :p Cheers...g
 

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Hi I am new to this forum Has any one any idea how the hand brake shoes are checked or changed i have just been de -rusting my drums and repaint ,and find that the off side rear drum is hard to turn compared to the other one This is on a VX Commodore Thanks Denis
 

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Thanks for this thread mate.
My front pads are starting to make a grinding sound.Time to change them.
 
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