Easy, Illustrated Instructions on How to Change Brake Pads

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Swinging the caliper up and out of the way.

In this photo, you can see the hollow piston.

This would be a bad little niche for smuggling contraband, because the brakes get really hot.

The brake pads sit on both sides of the disk, and once the caliper is out of the way, they aren't locked on there.

 

A used shoe.

A close-up of a new shoe.

Parts of the shoe identified and color-coated.

The "soft" brake pad material isn't soft like a mattress, it is soft like a brick. This is the side that actually touches the brake disk.

Please continue reading page 5 of Easy, Illustrated Instructions on How to change brake pads.


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