This was after I was done & rotating tires.

Damn, working on cars sucks. If I did a bit of research I would have been prepared or at least know what to expect. I changed my van brake pads Monday after work. More after the Jump , Feeling Froggy?? We’ll jump...

So, the caravan has a mechanical emergency/pArking brake in the rear. You rotate the piston to put it back in the caliper instead of just push it in with a C-clamp like the front. And of course I started on the back.

rear pads weren’t too terrible, but due.

Here is my special tool substitution, which it actually rotated pretty easily.

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Stupid me, I didn’t buy or have my rotors turned, so I’ll be doing all this over again soon.

Fronts were just starting to grind on the rivets.

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So my neighbor noticed me changing the pads and I went over and looked at his 2002 Acura TL. He bought it at 130K and has about 200k. So it’s probably due as well .

Hopefully it’ll go smoother than the van . And I’m having him buy new rotors so we’ll just swap out parts.

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TL in background behind the metro.

The guy is Super nice, and my wife watches his toddler one day a week. And he’ll probably be paying with beers, so it’s not like I’m swapping a transmission for him or anything