front brakes on 2006 Toyota Matrix

how do i change my front brake pads?

by in San Diego, CA on September 21, 2009
1 answer
ANSWER by on September 21, 2009
It is a relitively simple job. Jack up and support the vehicle properly. The brake calipers are secured to the brake caliper mounts using either 12, 14 or 17mm headed bolts. Once these bolts are removed from the slide pins the brake pads are exposed. There are several videos on Youtube that are similar to your Toyota. There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://www.alldatadiy.com/
Related Items:
how much does it cost to replace the front brake pads on the matrix?
I had my car checked at the garage they said the breaks were fine and They lubricated the callipers but the sound has now come back after a few weeks since doing this. The sound happens when I am ...
My car shakes/vibrates uncontrollably once brakes are applied especially when am on 65km/hr or above. My mechanic has recently changed the brake pad and brake disc of the front tyres, but this pro...
I bought a brand new Toyota Matrix 2006 FWD from the dealer for my brother. He has been behind the wheel for more than 10 years, good records as I did. He told me he could feel that the brake doesn...
Just back from the brake shop. The noise that just started when I apply the brakes is coming from the front. They say that I have 40% more brake pad, but the pads are wearing uneven. This, they ...