Q: front brakes on 2006 Toyota Matrix

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how do i change my front brake pads?
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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.
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