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How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Here is a video of the steps I used to change brake pads and rotors on my Silverado
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How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby SLCCHEVY [OP] » Apr 26 2012, 3:44am

Here is a video I made as I changed the pads and rotors on my NNBS 2007.5 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT. The pads I used were Hawk LTS, (from ebay) and the rotors were purchased from Autopartswarehouse.com, they were OE spec replacments. Total cost for front pads and rotors $150 and a few hours.

use the information at your own risk, thanks!

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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby ASTE25 » Apr 26 2012, 9:27pm

You are getting pretty good at these "How to" video's. I would suggest putting an old brake pad between your pistons and piston tool to prevent the one pad from coming back out when pushing the other one in. It will help push them both in at the same time (I use a "C" clamp instead of the tool you have, you can get more leverage with it).
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How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby Machster69 » Apr 26 2012, 10:23pm

Good tip with using the old pad to press the piston! 
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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby velocanman » Apr 27 2012, 3:17am

Great, video, thanks. I'm getting ready to change the front rotors and pads on my 2006 Silverado Z71. I was thinking maybe I could do a "How To" but you've already got it covered.
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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby 07BlackOps » Apr 27 2012, 6:21pm

No new brake hardware???? And those torx bits bolt arent necessary they are just from the factor during assembly. Its best putting new brake hardware on the caliper bracket!
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How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby Machster69 » Apr 27 2012, 8:49pm

Dont stress lol... It is better but not required... It normally comes with pads tho so might as well swap em if u got em
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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby 07BlackOps » Apr 27 2012, 8:53pm

just adding my opinion! thar grease on the slides wont do much because the slides arent clean and fouled
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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby SLCCHEVY [OP] » Apr 28 2012, 12:24am

what slides?
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How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby Machster69 » Apr 28 2012, 12:26am

The lil metal slides the pad slides on
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Re: How to Change brake pads and rotors DIY Video

Postby ASTE25 » Apr 28 2012, 1:50am

The ones on his truck in the video looked good to use again.
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