Top 5 Brake Job Tips -Magneti Marelli Offered by MOPAR

by birtanpublished on September 22, 2020

Greetings viewers ere at the car guy thanks for tuning in I'd like to let you know today's video is sponsored by magneti marelli and we'll be using their parts in this video today to share with you five of my top tips for doing brake jobs let's get

Started with that now tip number one you're going to need to compress the Pistons in the caliper in order to accommodate the new brake pads when you do this I recommend that you crack the bleeder valve open and if possible block

Off the hose going back to the master cylinder the reason I suggest this is because brake fluid is designed to flow in this way it's not necessarily designed to flow through the opposite way and you don't really want to take

All that dirty yucky brake fluid inside this caliper and shove it all the way back up in your master cylinder I use this pair of vise grips with fuel line on the ends that way I don't damage the brake hose you have to be careful

Doing this because you can damage the brake hose if it's not done correctly they make a special tool that does just this also I also use this to capture the brake fluid that's going to come out and all this is is a soda bottle a piece of

Aquarium tubing and a piece of vacuum line with dual piston calipers like this I like to try and compress the pistons while everything is still assembled however I'm having a hard time finding purchase with my little pry bar so I'm

Gonna remove the caliper and one of the brake pads and I'll show you a different method I'm gonna remove one of the old brake pads and I'm going to sort of put it in places if it's on the caliper like this in this way I've something to push

Against and I'll be able to push both Pistons in at the same time now you can use a c-clamp I've even see people Hughes caulking guns but I use this pair of channellocks to do this first I'm going to get my bleeder and everything

Hooked up as long as you block off the brake line you won't have to bleed the brakes out and now our pistons are compressed tip number two make sure your caliper slide pins are moving freely these are a

Little stiff so usually when I do brake jobs this I will you just pull the boot back you can pull these pins right out I clean them off and I put new silicone paste on the pins to lubricate them get a liberal coating of silicone paste I

Don't recommend grease the reuse of petroleum based products for this silicone paste works really well and look how nicely that moves now that means our caliper will be able to release properly when we let off the

Brake pedal and you want to make sure these get back into the same place they came out of sometimes they're different as you can see that was made out of a different type of metal as this one was so make

Sure they go back in the same place they came from another tip is just like you want to make sure the caliper slides are moving properly you want to make sure that the brake pads are able to move as well additionally these shims that are

In the caliper here whenever possible you want to replace them because these help eliminate noise and I'm grateful that these magneti marelli brake pads come with a whole new set of these shims looking at these shims it looks like

They're all the same sometimes they're different yeah these always the same so if they're different make sure that you match them up properly but these since they're all the same we can go ahead and install

Them now doesn't that look better than that my new caliper bracket is ready to be installed I'm going to be replacing the rotors on this Jeep today also to get these rotors off can be kind of tricky

There's no screws or anything holding it on but they usually rust to the hub's so what I like to do is I'll come in with a hammer between the studs and give it a few taps and hopefully it pops loose now we've got the brake lines and everything

All run I'm going to reconnect the driveshaft in order to have to loosen u-bolts I also have new u-bolts so I'm going to take the opportunity to replace those u-bolts and real quick as you can see

I'll put the wheels on that's one of the things that was suggested to me by the Tekkit mcgaffeys also when I ran everything down I mentioned this in the last video when I ran everything vention into position and I'm now going around

And loosening things and they seem to be dropping down a little bit because I want to torque it know if you saw that but that dropped down a bit when I did that so it is having an effect got the brake lines I'm now gonna offer

You a bonus tip so this is outside when I originally intended on showing you we notice how the rotors laying like this it's gonna be very difficult to put the caliper back on so I take an old axle nut well actually this is a new axle nut

That I didn't use and put it on one of the studs with one of the lug nuts and this will hold the rotor in place so you can get the caliper on now I can install my freshly reconditioned caliper bracket another bonus tip I'll give you I'm sure

You've noticed the rust that's been coming off of this as I've been working on these brakes something I hear about a lot after doing a brake job is noise from the brakes something you want to watch out for sometimes those little

Bits of rust can get down in between this caliper bracket and the rotor and will cause a noise make sure before you install the pads that you don't have any of that although it could still happen so if you've got sort of a scrapey kind

Of noise as you're just moving forward not applying the brakes that goes away when you apply the brakes a lot of times it's just a little bit of debris that gets down in here got another bonus tip for you in this

Case we need to install the brake wear indicators onto the pads themselves I like to install them on the leading edge of the pad meaning that as the rotor rotates in this case this would be where the rotor would hit first so in other

Words if I put a mark on the rotor it would come here first so I usually put these on the leading edge because they're basically made to make noise when you back up when the brake pads wear out to a certain point in fact that

Noise might sound something like this to continue with trying to make sure that these pads can move in and out as easily as possible because remember you want these Pat's to be able to release also I like to come in and this is yet another

Bonus tip for you and every place that the brake pad comes into contact with a caliper bracket I add a little bit of anti-seize and this I believe helps ensure that these brake pads will continue to move in their home for as

Long as they live there and I do this to both sides now I'm going to give you another tip instead of just running the wheels down with my impact I'm just gonna Snug them up but then when it's on the ground I'm

Actually gonna torque them with my torque wrench 280 foot-pounds the reason why this pertains to your brake job is if you over torque these can actually warp the rotors and give you a brake pulsation of course I have another tip

For you this brake fluid looks kind of old brake fluid over time absorbs moisture and becomes less effective so it's a good idea to change it well every few thousand miles maybe 30,000 to 50,000 miles this stuff looks old so

What I'm gonna do before I pump the brakes up is I'm going to empty it out as much as possible in the master cylinder and refill it with fresh fluid avoid getting any brake fluid on your paint it will eat through it

I've got yet another surprise tip for you suppose I should have counted before I started the video anyway before you move before you do anything you want to pump the brakes up the reason is is because there's space between the brake

Pad and the rotor right now and if you go to step on the brake pedal it's likely to go all the way to the floor so don't think that you're gonna have brakes immediately you've got a pump to pedal up a few times first so very

Gently just pump it a few times until you start feeling resistance if you've done a four-wheel brake job like I have you might take a few pumps to get there there we go after you've pumped the brakes up come

Back around on the master cylinder and make sure it's topped off it's likely the fluid would be low again here's my final tip once you're done installing the brakes you're not quite done recommend taking it out and driving

It on a deserted road as much as possible being deserted accelerate to 50 miles an hour and then decelerate down to about 10 miles an hour and do this several times until the brakes get nice and high

Once the brakes have gotten hot then drive around for a little bit and let them cool down this is called betting in the breaks or seating the brakes brake pads in and this is important if you want good brake pedal feel and also if

You want them to stop well it's a very effective you'd be surprised this final step will make your brakes awesome one more thing about betting in the pads or the first few applications of your brakes after you're done doing your

Brake job as you may notice a funny smell don't worry about this this is normal if it continues past a couple of days then be concerned but likely it won't well I hope you've enjoyed these five plus tips on doing brake jobs on

Your vehicle I'd like to thank our sponsor magneti marelli I will link them down in the description along with additional information about doing brakes things like that that can help you if you have automotive questions I

Ask that you head to air at the cargo comm which will also be linked in the description please don't forget to Like comment and subscribe be safe have fun stay dirty thank you so much for watching and I'll see you next time

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