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yulook 02-06-2013 02:04 PM

Need help with installing new Brake Pads
I was wondering if anyone in the portland/beaverton/hillsboro/tigard area is willing to help me install new brake pads. I haven't ordered them yet because I'm trying to decide which ones to get but I don't have the garage space or tools to do this. Does anyone have some free time to help a fellow member?? I don't want to take it to the stealership to get raped. Been there and done that. Still recovering. Or make some really good recommenedations on a decent shop.


MrTris 02-06-2013 03:10 PM

You can rent tools from any national-chain auto parts store for cheap, or even free, and brake pads can be done in your driveway with jackstands. It's cold out, but, as they say . . .

Wait for it. . .

Wait for it . . .

'Dems the brakes.

Island Style 02-06-2013 05:02 PM

Make sure you either buy new rotors or have your current ones could mess up your new pads quickly with a worn or warped rotor...wasting money. You can get your rotors cut at O'Reilley's or most any parts store or machine shop...they will tell you the minimum tolerance and see if your rotors

Changing out the brake pads are easy...rotors also...go on youtube and do a'll see what I mean...your concern is probably the weather there...luckily here in Hawaii we just need something covering us in case it rains.

The rule of thumb is to always have cut or new rotors when installing new pads and vice versa...

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