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In this edition we take you through changing the front discs and pads on your 4x4.

Grab your tools!


. Ramp or jack + axle stands

. Wheel brace

. Ratchet spanner + sockets 13 and 19

. Phillips screwdriver

. Flat-head screwdriver

. Hammer

. Pliers

. Wire brush

. Crowbar (for leverage)

. Penetrating oil

. Grease

. Sandpaper


To give you an idea of the difficulty level of our tutorials, we note them from 1 to 5.

This one is level 3.



1 - Undo the wheel nuts then remove the wheel.

2 - Check for the amount of wear on the brake disc.

3 - Slowly push back the piston by putting a screwdriver between the caliper and the brake disc, then between the brake pad and the piston. This makes it easier to put the brake caliper back into place with the new brake pads.

4 - Undo the 2 bolts holding the brake caliper, remove the brake caliper and remove the brake pads.

5 - Remove the two bolts from the caliper support bracket.

6 - Use the wire brush to remove as much rust as possible, and apply some penetrating oil to make it easier to remove the brake disc.

7 - Remove the small O-ring which on the hub, which is used to hold the disc.

8 - Use a lever to extract the brake disc then remove.

9 - Use the brush again to clean the base of the hub so that the brake disc seats correctly.


10 - Compare the new parts with the old ones: the shape of the pads, the width and the length.

11 - For brake discs, check the number of holes, the outside diameter of the disc and the diameter of the hub.

12 - Before reassembly, replace the anti-rattle shims and the dust covers on the caliper slider pins if necessary.

13 - Start by removing the shims, then remove the sliders from the support, then dust covers.

14 - Always take time to compare new parts with old ones.

15 - Clean the parts by degreasing them.


16 - Grease the pins.

17 - Refit the new seals on the pins.

18 - Clean and grease the pin holes then remove the excess grease with a cloth.

19 - Put the pins and the dust covers back on the support. Re-fit the anti-rattle shims.

20 - Fit the brake disc and don't forget that small O-ring.

21 - Refit the caliper bracket, then tighten the two bolts.

22 - Refit the brake pads - make sure the wear indicators are facing in.

23 - To reassemble the brake caliper, push back the two pistons if necessary.

24 - Refit the brake caliper, making sure that the two flattened part of the pins are in the correct position, the tighten the bolts.

25 - Put the wheel back on tighten the wheel nuts.



Video produced in-house by Anthony, Michel and Jun

Please note: Euro4x4Parts publishes this information to help its customers but cannot be held responsible for the advice given here and practical consequences therin. 

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