How to Change Front and rear Brake Pads and Rotors (Complete Guide)

2015-ж., 27-мар.
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Need new brake pads and rotors? Learn how to replace your brakes yourself and save more than half the cost of a shop! I show you every step including how to remove and install pads and rotors, where to use brake grease, how to grease the guide pins, and how to torque the bolts for a safe and complete brake job.
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  • He's alot more dull in his older videos

    Joey MacJoey Mac8 саат мурун
  • Thanks Christ. Your instructions are very well described and helpful. Thanks for generously sharing your knowledge 👍👏👏👏😊

    Tuan TonTuan Ton20 саат мурун
  • I observed at 15:47 the bottom of the rear cdliper has a significant crack. Check it out.

    Dwight AlfredDwight Alfred22 саат мурун
  • How come it is easy for you to install th brake pads. My buddy and I had a difficulty in installing that brake pads himself. Nice video so far and very informative! Very good teacher/instructor!

    Orlando DizoOrlando Dizo2 күн мурун
  • Man. You're the real mvp. Thanks man. As a student on a budget you've saved me so much money.

    Jev CampbellJev Campbell3 күн мурун
  • Thank you very much. Very educative information.

  • 40 years old and i finally leanred something about cars and hpw to do a brake job thanks bud:)

    Sonny CSonny C5 күн мурун
  • When changing your brake pads, do you always have to change your rotors as well?

    kiana gomillionkiana gomillion5 күн мурун
  • I like watching his older videos. The overly hyped HEY GUYSS!! CHRIS FIX HERE!!! is so annoying. I'm forever scarred

    HaloDaycare Daily BO4 VidsHaloDaycare Daily BO4 Vids6 күн мурун
  • নাইস

    Hassan KhanHassan Khan7 күн мурун
  • I like the tip on the anti seize on the brake pad ends.

    Neil YakuzaNeil Yakuza8 күн мурун
  • ChrisFix how about a video on how to replace a brake line and using the double flaring tool? In Chicago things get rusty pretty quick.

    Joseph FiumaraJoseph Fiumara9 күн мурун
  • I have changed pads before but when I have drum brakes and you had to bleed them. Do you not do that when replacing pads. Great video!!

    MrKnothead63MrKnothead6310 күн мурун
  • Is the step at 2:20 really necessary since you're taking the caliper off to get the rotor off. Can't you just take the pads out then?

    pat whitepat white10 күн мурун
  • I started to follow you because you not only give clear instructions but you provide the items I need to get the job done. Thank you so much for this.

    Juan DiazJuan Diaz10 күн мурун
  • Honda's have those nasty rotor screws - except this one. That will stop you cold.

    hornet224hornet22410 күн мурун
  • Yeah I think mine are good .but will soon enough . But pads looks more thicker towards the outer part .. Though I've never done one with ABS . Any different ? 2016 Ford Focus SE

    Frank MontezFrank Montez10 күн мурун
  • So easy. The hard part is having the tools

    Alexis JavierAlexis Javier11 күн мурун
  • Hello, I bought copper anti seize from watching your other video on brakes for the mustang but I see you are using another anti seize in this video. Can anyone help on which anti seize to use or if both copper and non copper is good? Thanks

    Nitin BhugunNitin Bhugun11 күн мурун
  • Good video cheers mate

    Robert GibsonRobert Gibson12 күн мурун
  • Can I get a list of all the tools used

    Corey BrownCorey Brown13 күн мурун
  • Help Chris. Help Help

    linda bennisonlinda bennison14 күн мурун
  • Chris l cant get the breaks bleed .worked all day on them .still at the next day. New breaks roters and calibers

    linda bennisonlinda bennison14 күн мурун
  • Dear all mechanics, please stop touching brake pads and brake rotors with dirty hands or dirty gloves. Every time I get my brakes done, i then have to do it myself to get rid of the awful and embarrassing brake squeal. Chris thank you for the great content as always.

    Richard BetoRichard Beto14 күн мурун
  • You should hook me up with a set like that, so I can Chris fix it

    Felipe PerdomoFelipe Perdomo15 күн мурун
  • Thaaanks! Really helpful

    Ericka NelsonEricka Nelson16 күн мурун
  • Chris I have one question : Why do you like hiding your face in all of your videos always?

  • How do You know how bug of a jack to use

    J fresh713J fresh71318 күн мурун
    • Check the weight of your vehicle and go from there. A 3 ton jack is pretty much good for all cars and most trucks. A 2 ton jack is good for the average passenger car.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
  • I don't know why I love cars. May be I love driving. 😀

    Zaki SiciidZaki Siciid18 күн мурун
  • You have to pump the breaks before using the car

    sam rsam r19 күн мурун
  • The content is so great which let me realize I can actually do it myself !!!

    Phill WPhill W20 күн мурун
  • Just subbed great work

    Ryan LeeRyan Lee22 күн мурун
  • Easy job👍

    Oanh H NguyenOanh H Nguyen22 күн мурун
  • Hey Chris, my mom's 2007 highlander v6 has needed a new timing belt for 4 years but she can't afford to pay $1300 to get it replaced. I don't much experience working on cars, but would it be okay if I did it myself?

    StefStef23 күн мурун
    • @Stef That's one of the few things you don't try unless you have the experience and the hardware..

      Davey GivensDavey Givens21 күн мурун
    • @Davey Givens I think it's too much of a risk to try and do myself since it's her only car and she can't afford a new one

      StefStef21 күн мурун
    • @Davey Givens I don't sadly. The most I know is how to change brake calipers, pads, and rotors.

      StefStef21 күн мурун
    • That's serious stuff, Stef. Do you know what you're doing?

      Davey GivensDavey Givens21 күн мурун
  • You can use a crowfoot on the torque wrench

    Elmo’s WorldElmo’s World23 күн мурун
  • Will this process be the same in a yukon and ram?

    Juan Camberos G.Juan Camberos G.25 күн мурун
  • You deserve 100 million subscribers!

    Dobby is a free elfDobby is a free elf25 күн мурун
  • Hi Chris! I am not a mechanic but learn a lot from your videos. Question: once the brake pad need to change, is it also necessary to change brake rotor?

    Jacinto FloresJacinto Flores28 күн мурун
    • It is definitely best to replace pads and rotors together. If the rotors are warping and you have them resurfaced they will re-warp fast. Plus the original pads have rotors have grooves that have set in together so if you just do a pad slap you are likely going to have noise and or shaking after some time.

      Green Drop TalkGreen Drop Talk18 күн мурун
  • I’m a new mechanic.. just don’t know how to price my work. I was thinking of charging 70$ only for break pad ??

    Carlos FourCarlos Four28 күн мурун
    • If I were you, I would price the work accordingly by adding the totality of the parts then add $65 per hour. If the work time exceeds what you would typically need, charge a $15 surcharge over the regular hourly structure. As an example, let's say you pay $200 for the brake pads, rotors, pastes, etc. Let's say the job should take 2 hours, so therefore you should make $130 in labor and $200 into parts, the total cost of the job should be $330. On the chance things take longer due to whatever reason, charge $80 an hour for every hour over the regularly estimated time. This is what my grandpa did before he retired and passed away and it worked for him all the same. To each their own though.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
  • 5:47

    Alex De LucaAlex De Luca29 күн мурун
  • Man I’ve followed ChrisFix for a long time. I forgot how different his videos were back then. In my head in this video, I insert ChrisFix “Perfect” or “From this... to this”.

    Philip PPhilip P29 күн мурун
  • greeting from kazakhstan i endure brake malfunction, positive outcome

    John MillerJohn Miller29 күн мурун
  • ❤️❤️🙏🏼

    Tony STony SАй мурун
  • Thanks man. Not too wordy, you give demonstrations and you explain relevant information. You make this work not seem hard at all. Thank you for the thorough, visual, and helpful video. I'm. Learning a lot and I know this will help me.

    TheohybridTheohybridАй мурун
  • Hey chrisfixit Is it necessary to replace the brake pads clips?💕 From a Future service technician🖖🙏👈

    420 Casanova's420 Casanova'sАй мурун
    • You don't have too if the brake clips seem fine, but you really should replace them either way. Those clips are very cheap.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
    • You always want to use the new hardware that comes with the pad set.

      Green Drop TalkGreen Drop Talk18 күн мурун
  • هذا شرح جداً رائع وأتمنى أن توفر الترجمة باللغة العربية....

    Ahmad AsshaarAhmad AsshaarАй мурун
  • Have a guy who charges me $50 for doing brake service not including the parts, so it’s worth it to me to not get my hands dirty lol great tutorial

    tap22tap22Ай мурун
  • This guy is the king of tutorials, awesome angles, video quality, and explanations.

    Marcus MormanMarcus MormanАй мурун
  • Helo friend...i am Brasilian...thanks for your viedo... show!!

    Fábio Batalha de SáFábio Batalha de SáАй мурун
  • Hey Chris this may sound like a dumb question but are all rotors different sizes? I’m 14 so I don’t know much about anything

    Jonathan RodriguezJonathan RodriguezАй мурун
    • Different cars use different rotors and in some cases you can downsize or upsize your rotors.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
  • I didnt need any of these but i have done them anyway it looked so fun...

    Wayne LeeWayne LeeАй мурун
  • So for parts we need: Front and Rear Pads and Rotors Anti-Seize Lubricant Brake Cleaner Silicone Paste (not sure what this is, is this the actual name?) Am I missing anything? Do you recommend a torque set - (eg 98, 20 torque) as opposed to just tightening manually - what is the danger if tightened too much? Thanks for this video, really well done and easy to follow, I'll be doing my brakes this summer so I'll be using this as the go-to reference very soon.

    Steve PSteve PАй мурун
    • @ChrisFix This is so great, thanks so much for taking the time to post.

      Steve PSteve PАй мурун
    • All the tools and products are linked in the description but it looks like you got it all. I would get a torque wrench and find the torque specs online or in a service manual.

      ChrisFixChrisFixАй мурун
  • Anytips for breaks over heating after changing

    East CoastKickzEast CoastKickzАй мурун
    • @ChrisFix sheesh i just went to oreillys and ordered front and back for like $115. I thought maybe i left my caliper slider pins to tight? And forgot to lube new brake clips.

      East CoastKickzEast CoastKickzАй мурун
    • Did you use good pads? Some companies make the pads too thick and they are so tight in there that the brakes still touch even after you let off the brakes.

      ChrisFixChrisFixАй мурун
  • Good video as always, but i need to address, that 8:45 "thing that is sticking out" is supposed to go into the hole in wear indicator 9:48. They are basically return springs for the brake pads.

    MrBeebeeseeMrBeebeeseeАй мурун
  • Hi Chris long time fan .. I did a brake job on a 2003 acura back brakes . One bolt couldn't come off on the brake calipers . Any tips on how I can get it off

    mimer99 rocksmimer99 rocksАй мурун
    • Try soaking it in some PB blaster or some type of penetrant.

      Green Drop TalkGreen Drop Talk18 күн мурун
  • Thank

    Joshua WickJoshua WickАй мурун

    Apacalyptic 1Apacalyptic 1Ай мурун
  • The fact that you have a link for every thing you use is just awesome bro thank you

    Vincent MunozVincent MunozАй мурун
  • excellent teacher!!! I'm pretty sure I'll be able to tackle this on my own.

    darold esperasdarold esperasАй мурун
  • They say not to lube moving parts with anti-seize, because they become seized!?

    Tony ATony AАй мурун
  • Lmao looking back to when he didnt have like 10 cars is a trip

    Shaun BradfordShaun BradfordАй мурун
  • You forgot to check the pins

    19hundred Block19hundred BlockАй мурун
  • Is it necessary to use threadlockers on caliper bolts or is it unnecessary? Just the right torque?

    Carl DCarl DАй мурун
  • Chris! You saved me soooo much money!!! I went to Auto Zone to get a car jack kit for this project and they all looked at me like I was crazy!! Another very nice customer came up to me and helped me put my jack kit in my car, and I told him I learned how to fix my brakes online, and he said, "I reference KGworld all the time for my car repairs. There is a guy on there named ChrisFix that does everything! He drives a Hummer." I have no idea if that part is true, but your name is definitely getting out there!!! I occasionally post phone repair "How To" videos, and I know how tedious the instructional video aspect can be! It takes twice as long AT LEAST!! I appreciate you so much you are saving my family hundreds of dollars!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Amy HalfacreAmy HalfacreАй мурун
  • As always, you set the benchmark for DIY videos! I feel confident now to do my own brake job. With the money I save, I'll upgrade the rotors and pads.

    Deven PDeven PАй мурун
  • I want to know who disliked this video, seriously why?

    Jaycen GoffJaycen GoffАй мурун
  • Can i use a silicone spray instead of silicone paste?

    Akeem OviasogieAkeem OviasogieАй мурун
  • Chris, please what anti-seize grease did you use on this occasion because I've got a very high quality antianti-seize grease that withstands temperature up to 250 degrees. Could I use this on the discs hobs as well as on the brake pads or do I compulsorily have to use copper grease? Thanks

    rov drov dАй мурун
  • Chris, look, having watched many videos online teaching car enthusiasts how to save cash, you're the best!! You bring perfect common explanation plus great skills into your tutorial which would enable even the stupidest novices to do the basic of DIY repairs. May God richly bless you bro. You've saved me thousands because I've been able to do many repairs to my car myself. I barely run after mechanics anymore for many simple things. I'll only chase after mechanics when I do not have the appropriate tools or for very complex job. . .which I do not have for now. Thanks

    rov drov dАй мурун
  • Thanks Chris. Nicely done. Clear and concise. I bet you have alot of friends.😁

    Joe LeonardJoe LeonardАй мурун
  • Do you think it is necessary to do bleeding when brakes are replaced ? Thank you

    Jonathan ThangpaulJonathan ThangpaulАй мурун
  • Forgot to put the spring end of the shim into the gap of the wear indicator. It's a pain in the ass, but it'll keep the pads off the rotor when your foot is off the pedal.

    Shaun KuhlShaun KuhlАй мурун
  • What if I don't have a torque wrench? can't I just tighten a little past snug?

    mangmansmangmansАй мурун
    • You can do that too, just make sure to test the brakes and wheels to make sure they work fine afterwards.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
  • Thank you Chris

    Dino The trap godDino The trap godАй мурун
  • Great video!!! Thank you

    skitsmaxnskitsmaxnАй мурун
  • Now that’s how you do an instructional video. ! Although I was having mine done professionally I wanted a way to learn what’s getting done. Thank you

    DRoetzelDRoetzelАй мурун
  • No that’s how you do an instructional video. Although I was having mine done professionally I wanted a way to learn what’s getting done. Thank you

    DRoetzelDRoetzelАй мурун
  • You forgot something very important. After you start the car it will take a few brake presses to get everything into place. For the first 50-100 yards they will be spongey, so start the engine and press the brakes a few times, then drive slowly and bed them in somewhere you are not going to need to make a sudden stop in the first few hundred yards.

    Pat andDerryPat andDerryАй мурун
  • Awesome Soo details thanks bro I subscribe thumbs up

    Eduardo PachecoEduardo PachecoАй мурун
  • How do I know how much to do torque a bolt by??

    Mykal GrayMykal GrayАй мурун
    • @Andrewgyny appreciate it. Looking it up did the job

      Mykal GrayMykal Gray17 күн мурун
    • You can always buy a repair manual or look it up online. In some cases, it may actually be in your owners manual.

      AndrewgynyAndrewgyny17 күн мурун
  • Even though I'm pretty new to this channel, each video I've seen so far makes fixing a car look easy! But I'm still scared to go under my car haha.

    R. T.R. T.Ай мурун
  • Best video I've seen on this.

    PeterPeterАй мурун
  • I have seen other videos and forums saying not to use anti-seize on the pad brackets but rather use the silicone brake grease instead. Why do you use anti-seize?

    RogerRogerАй мурун
  • Excellent!

    Lula LaneLula LaneАй мурун
  • came here after the electroboom tutorial

    Minh LaiMinh LaiАй мурун
  • dude awsome videos thanks for every thing you teach us. keep the videos coming :)

    Ernesto AyalaErnesto AyalaАй мурун
  • Reuel MosesReuel Moses2 ай мурун
  • Excellent video! Really well done and thoroughly and clearly explained! Both inspirational and informative! I feel like I can do this, thank you so much Chris Fix!

    Lu BLu B2 ай мурун
  • Thank you for your help and great videos, quick question, Don´t you have to open the brake reservoir before pressing the brake piston of the calliper?

    manuel morenomanuel moreno2 ай мурун
  • Chris my car bounces when the wheels spin( burnout) it had IRS and LSD

    Jerry SorensenJerry Sorensen2 ай мурун
  • Hey Chris can we get a vid on a camshaft swap?4.6 specifically 😏

    1987 Craftsman1987 Craftsman2 ай мурун
  • awesome Video Thanks, now if you send me your number I can bring my car and you can replace my brakes and rotors as well. Of course I will pay you for it :) Don't have the tools Man !!

    Ibrahim ÇelikIbrahim Çelik2 ай мурун
  • Awesome thanks you much for sharing!

    Martin DaoMartin Dao2 ай мурун
  • Why did my caliper break though? I was changing the front break pads and the caliper broke.

    ChristopherChristopher2 ай мурун
  • Thank you so much for everything you teach us dude!!!! You are a master!!!

    Herman DanzaiiHerman Danzaii2 ай мурун
  • When he said "REAL toight"

    Lucas SloanLucas Sloan2 ай мурун
  • I have a question was wondering if someone could help me out. I recently replaced the front brake pads because there the mechanic told me I should get them replaced soon (20% wore down). A week later, I start hearing this grinding sound sometimes when I brake. I took it to another mechanic and he said the front brakes are completely fine and new, but the rear brakes were out of adjustment. He lifted the car up and adjusted the rear brakes through a hole behind the rear tires and after that the grinding sound intensified on the drive back home! It's a low grinding noise when I brake. And now I hear it almost every time I brake. I phoned up the mechanic and he told me that I probably have to replace the rear brake drums and shoes. It's a 2015 corolla, so I wanna do it myself. I wanna replace the rotors and pads in the rear, but do I need to replace the "shoes" or the E-brake thing because that seems to be linked to the sound. When the mechanic tightened the rear brakes through the tire hole, the grinding intensified so I'm thinking it might be coming from the inside part behind the rotor i.e. the shoe for the e brake?

    Ahmed ShahAhmed Shah2 ай мурун
  • u dont clean after u removed the clips.

    t ht h2 ай мурун
  • hello Chris, thats a wonderful video. In front brake system, what about the caliper repair kit, when shoud we use it? and how do we know if we have to replace the brake piston? Thanks in advance.

    Formation Flight FSXFormation Flight FSX2 ай мурун
  • Ok SO HOW DO I DO IT!!!!!!!!! I don’t have a driveway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Daniel BrockmanDaniel Brockman2 ай мурун