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    Default Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    I`ve got a 2007 Isuzu Kb 300 Tdi double cab 4x4.
    The front brake pads needs to be replaced. So my question is wheather it can be done at home
    or is there ABS / ECU trickert that needs to be calibrated by a service centre ?
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    No nothing fancy, easy to do yourself, but if you're unsure... it is brakes after all, so perhaps consider the R500 labor you'll pay to have them safely done money well spent.

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by phhenning View Post
    I`ve got a 2007 Isuzu Kb 300 Tdi double cab 4x4.
    The front brake pads needs to be replaced. So my question is wheather it can be done at home
    or is there ABS / ECU trickert that needs to be calibrated by a service centre ?
    It is really very easy. Gooi me a PM.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Brake pads should be relatively straightforward, I've always done them myself on the older vehicles I have owned. Just go slow and steady and make sure there are no bits left over when you are done assembling. I've never done the brakes on an Isuzu but my old Hilux was very straightforward and generally took an hour or less with no swearing at all!

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Take a photo of the assembly before you pull any pins. There are retainer springs that only fit one way.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    if you unsure checkout a couple of YouTube videos. Bet you someone has been there and made a video. Not rocket science at all.

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Very easy to do. It actually takes longer to jack up the side you want to do and remove and replace wheel.

    Drop me a PM as well and I'll help you through it.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    YouTube is your friend too

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Thanks all,
    Was quite easy. I did however forget to make space in the reservoir before pushing back the first piston
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    For R300 this little tools has been awesome. No risk of damaging the seals when pushing the piston back with a screwdriver

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    You don't really need the separator tool. Remove one worn pad, leave the other in place and using a big screw driver slowly push back the slave cylinder on the side you have removed the worn pad from. Put in the new pad then lever the other worn one loose, remove, push back the slave cylinder and insert the new pad.

    Have someone watching the brake fluid reservoir in the engine bay. If it looks as if it may overflow, remove some fluid with a syringe. If it was never topped up as the pads wore down it should not overflow.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    For R300 this little tools has been awesome. No risk of damaging the seals when pushing the piston back with a screwdriver
    A G-Clamp does the trick too.

    I replaced the brake pads on my wife's polo this weekend and the G-clamp did its job perfectly.

    Edit, sorry, ek het akkas gelees, dog die tool is om die piston terug te druk.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    I broke the tip off a small gwala when trying to push the goete back, stuck the gwala where it was jambed in the ventilated disc, not doing anything. I'm gonna get met that thingymajic, money well spend

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    I broke the tip off a small gwala when trying to push the goete back, stuck the gwala where it was jambed in the ventilated disc, not doing anything. I'm gonna get met that thingymajic, money well spend
    Met geweld kan jy jou vinger...
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Ek dog di stupid ding is gebreek !! Meantime probeer ek die disk split, instede van die remskoene skuif

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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    A G-Clamp does the trick too.

    I replaced the brake pads on my wife's polo this weekend and the G-clamp did its job perfectly.

    Edit, sorry, ek het akkas gelees, dog die tool is om die piston terug te druk.
    Passop vir die rear discs op Volkswagens jy nodig n rewinder tool en jy moet nie die pistons terug druk nie
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    Passop vir die rear discs op Volkswagens jy nodig n reminder tool en jy moet nie die pistons terug druk nie
    Dankie, maar my vrou se polo het drom remme agter.

    Ons is cheap.
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    Default Re: Brake Pad Replacement - can i do it myself ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    Passop vir die rear discs op Volkswagens jy nodig n rewinder tool en jy moet nie die pistons terug druk nie
    Korrek, ek gebruik 'n reverse bearing puller en waterpomp tang vir die job
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