Replacing (Changing) the Rear Brake Pads

Want to avoid crippling garage bills?   As a DIY mechanic you could beat the system.





Rear brake pads don't wear as fast as the front ones, but after 3 sets of front pads,
rears finally gave out (They were worn out!), so we have to replace them.





The rear wheels are off the ground,
so using the handbrake and leaving the car in gear won't stop it from rolling away!

Take extra care and use wheel chocks!

[chock=  a block or wedge of wood]



There are lots of different cars and brakes and things do vary,
even when it comes to brakes, yes.


Things you will need:


New pads!
Make sure you get the right ones
(model & year model etc).
Always replace the pads on both rear wheels
(at the same time, yes)!




Wheelbrace - wheel spanner



Wheel chocks




Allen key/-s   (hex-key)




Copper grease
(available from Halfords etc)
There are several brands to choose from.




Spanner or socket wrench

(Make sure you carry the correct sizes,
e.g. 10 mm, 12 mm and 14 mm etc.)




 Axle stands




String, approx  2 m 




A flat-bladed screwdriver or two may be handy




Emery cloth




 Brake clean



Needle-nose pliers





First aid kit







Tools, Wrenches, Jacks   …


Lyftanordningar....   pallbockar, garagedomkrafter mm på
engelska, ja


Other sites where you may find suitable words, phrases etc...









Raise car and remove road wheel ...



1) Remove your wheel and remove the lower bolt on the caliper

2) Once you have removed the bolt you can raise the caliper up

3) Take the front pad off by squeezing the clips

4) Next remove the rear pad. It is on the other side of the rotor.
You just take your screwdriver and gently pry it off (on the driver's side there is (could/should be...) a little clip that is on the pad for the squealer, just remove that and put it on your new pad)

5) Next take the "brake separator" and place it like it is in the picture.
Slowly depress the piston until it is flush (until you cannot turn it anymore).
Make SURE you do this SLOWLY!

6) Take the clips and plates that are on your old pads and put them as they were onto your new pads.

7) Then just put everything back together and do the next side.




Brake Changing Tips and more



DIY = Do It Yourself


There are lots of different cars and brakes and things do vary,
even when it comes to brakes, yes.