Changing the Brake Pads is a simple and quick job within the grasp of most people's abilities.
The symptoms of worn brake pads:
- Poor braking
- Pulling to one side
- Squealing and judder when braking
Changing the Brake Pads
Removing the Caliper and pads
- First of all secure the car.
- Release the wheel nuts and jack up the car and remove the road wheel.
- This then reveals the brake caliper, this is the passenger side (nearside) caliper (UK) .
- Using a 12mm spanner, release the front caliper bolt (the left is the front of the car in this picture).
- Then loosen the same bolt on the rear of the caliper.
- The caliper then opens up using the rear bolt as a hinge.
- The pads are retained by small spring clips.
- A simple pull on the pads (horizontally away from the disk) should remove them.
- If the pads resist, gently prise out the pads with a small screwdriver - do not remove the spring clips).
- If you require new pads, spring clips or a caliper fitting kit then these are available in the BigJimny Store.
- Here are the new pads compared with the old.
- Note that ADK84224 are an aftermarket equivalent of the Suzuki part.
- New pads, are available in the BigJimny Store.
- The old are worn down to the metal.
- The new pads then simply push into place held by the spring clips.
- Place the anti-squeal shims in place.
- Smear a bit of Copper Grease on the rear of the shims to help reduce squeal.
- Now the Piston has to be moved back.
- I use a G-Clamp and wind the piston back in until it is flush.
- Pay attention to your brake fluid reservoir during compression as this will drive brake fluid back through the lines and can cause your reservoir to overflow.
- Now swing the caliper back into position and bolt up the caliper bolt.
Re-fit the wheel and lower the vehicle.
Full details of the torque settings can be found in the reference data
Page last edited on 21/01/2018 by user Bosanek