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Posted: 5/2/2002 9:55:38 PM EDT
to change them like chaning regular non ABS brakes? I really need to replace them and I want to do it today,they give an ear screeching sound when im driving and stopping. Is thert any special tool for changing ABS? I used to change my other SUV's brakes (Non ABS with just a socket set and a 6" C clamp.
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 10:48:36 PM EDT
If you're just changing the pads & turning the rotors, they're the same.
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 10:54:41 PM EDT
Wow thats sad. When i read your message I was wondering who ABS was and what their brakes looked like, and why you would have to change them. Till I read the part about them screeching when you were driving and stopping.[heavy]
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 7:36:58 AM EDT
If you are just changing the pads, change them as you would normally do. The only interesting part is when you want to flush out the brake fluid. Some vehicles you have to do a two part flush. One flush at the ABS unit, master cylinder to ABS. Second at the brake pads, from ABS to pad. Check the repair manual for your vehicle for proper procedure. You might have to invest in a brake flush tool (vacum sucking thing) to do it properly.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:46:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2002 11:01:08 AM EDT by lordtrader]
Originally Posted By Guzzler: If you are just changing the pads, change them as you would normally do. The only interesting part is when you want to flush out the brake fluid. Some vehicles you have to do a two part flush. One flush at the ABS unit, master cylinder to ABS. Second at the brake pads, from ABS to pad. Check the repair manual for your vehicle for proper procedure. You might have to invest in a brake flush tool (vacum sucking thing) to do it properly.
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I just had this done recently. It is very costly. Did not want to do it myself. So brakes, rotors and flush cost me about $600. Now off to getting new tires. Which should be another $800. I've been told that you can just disconnect the ABS and run old school ways on your brakes.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:07:57 AM EDT
Is thert any special tool for changing ABS?
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Some vehicles require a special tool to open the calipers up so you can get it bacxk on the rotor with the new pads installed. If you encounter any serious resistance with the C-clamp, you may want to check before you damage something.
So brakes, rotors and flush cost me about $600.
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I'm in the wrong business. Do you drive a Mercedes, BMW or some exotic import? I did my Tahoe a while back. Cost me just over a hundred in parts and a couple hours time. Flushing the fluid isn't a very difficult task. Most parts stores have inexpensive pumps taht will do the trick. Eddie
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 12:01:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2002 12:09:06 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By lordtrader: Now off to getting new tires. Which should be another $800.
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LT, go to [url]www.tirerack.com[/url] and check out their tire prices. What are they going on and what size do you require?
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 4:02:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: I just had this done recently. It is very costly. Did not want to do it myself. So brakes, rotors and flush cost me about $600. Now off to getting new tires. Which should be another $800. I've been told that you can just disconnect the ABS and run old school ways on your brakes.
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Yea, or you can just pull the fuse for the ABS. I really don't recommend this, ABS is a GOOD THING. Actually the $600 is about right, new pads, turn rotors, flush system. Now days it is the labor in the flush that costs the most. It just takes more time than the older systems. You really have to be careful with getting air bubbles in the ABS unit. I have heard that you can ruin the unit this way, then you are into MEGA BUCKS.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 4:07:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2002 4:08:51 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Well thanks for all your insight guys/gals. I changed them this afternoon and all was well.I got those pads that are [u]supposed[/u] to produce less brake dust so well see.Again, thanks for your posts![beer]
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