How to change brake discs [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change brake discs on a car – replacement tutorial
Tools
What you might need to replace the discs:
a set of new brake discs and pads
a set of suitable tools for removing wheels and brake system components
a wire brush and a WD-40 type agent
brake cleaner
brake caliper wind back tool
respirator, gloves, goggles
Reasons for replacing brake discs:
  • normal wear
  • reduced braking efficiency
  • shuddering when braking
  • excessive corrosion
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    How to change Brake Discs - free PDF and video manuals
    Due to the constant impact of the pads, the disc becomes thinner over time
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    The acceptable wear limit is 2–4 mm
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    Brake disc replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    Worn discs may crack due to overheating
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    Changing Brake disc kit by yourself
    Uneven wear is caused by poor quality brake pads or dirt getting between the pads and the disc
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    How to remove front and rear Disc brake set - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Discs can also be damaged from the inside due to corrosion
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    How to replace Brake discs and rotors: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Overheating may cause the disc to warp
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    A corroded wheel hub prevents the disc from contacting the hub surface evenly
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    This causes shuddering
    Important!
    Brake discs should only be changed in pairs on each axle
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    Raise the car
    Please note!
    When using a jack you also need to use jack stands
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    Changing of slotted and vented Brake rotors won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Raise the whole axle of the car
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    or perform the repair job first on one side of the axle, and then on the other
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    Brake disc replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Be sure to use wheel chocks
    Please note!
    The procedure for replacing brake discs is almost identical on most vehicles
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    Replacing Brake disc kit on your car by yourself
    Check the level and condition of the brake fluid in the reservoir
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    Leave the reservoir open and make sure that no dirt can get inside it
    Caution!
    When you're winding back the brake caliper pistons, brake fluid may overflow
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    How to change Brake discs and rotors on your car - tips and tricks
    Before starting the replacement, look at the design of the brake caliper and the way it is fastened
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Please note that products from different manufacturers can vary in design
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    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Brake disc set
    Remove the caliper to access the brake disc
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    When doing this, you might need to remove the retaining spring, guide pin caps and guide pins themselves, and the fasteners of the brake caliper bracket
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    How to change Brake Discs - free PDF and video manuals
    If the caliper is difficult to remove, use a suitable tool to force it apart or to pry it off
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    Hang the brake caliper from the suspension or the car body
    Important!
    Do not hang the caliper from the brake hose to avoid damaging the hose
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    Brake disc replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    Remove the brake pads
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    Changing Brake disc kit by yourself
    If the brake caliper has a bracket, remove it
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    How to remove front and rear Disc brake set - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean and unscrew the bracket fasteners
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    How to replace Brake discs and rotors: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean and remove the fasteners that connect the brake disc to the wheel hub
    Please note!
    On some cars, the brake discs have no fasteners and are pressed against the wheel hub by the wheel rims
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    In this is the case, screw in at least one wheel fastener before removing the bracket to prevent the brake disc from falling
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    Remove the brake disc
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    On many cars, the brake discs have an integrated wheel bearing
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    This means that to remove the disc, it's necessary, among other things, to unscrew the fastener of the bearing
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    You can buy brake discs with integrated bearings and install them as they are
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    Changing of slotted and vented Brake rotors won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Alternatively, you’ll need to perform an additional job pressing new bearings into your new brake discs
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    Brake disc replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    If the brake disc fasteners are difficult to remove, use an impact screwdriver
    Please note!
    The brake disc might be stuck to the hub, making it difficult to remove
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    Replacing Brake disc kit on your car by yourself
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet to hit the back of the disc lightly
    Caution!
    Hold the brake disc firmly
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    After a few taps with the mallet, turn the brake disc together with the hub and repeat the steps
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    How to change Brake discs and rotors on your car - tips and tricks
    Tap the area where the brake disc contacts the hub with a hammer
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    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Brake disc set
    Hit it gently, just enough to create vibration without damaging the bearing
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    Clean the surface of the wheel hub
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