how to replace brake pads

Asked by Mar 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM about the 2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Jack the Sebring up with the lifting jack from the tire maintenance kit in the trunk of the vehicle. Place jack stands beneath the frame to support the vehicle during the pad replacement. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench. Take the wheels from the wheel bolts and set them aside with the rims facing upward. Remove the caliper by unscrewing the caliper bolts with the 5/8-inch wrench or socket and ratchet. The two bolts are located on the backside of the caliper. Slide the brake pads from the caliper bridge. The bridge straddles the rotor and holds the brake pads in place. Use a flat screwdriver to pry the pads from the caliper bridge on either side of the Sebring's rotor. Place the new pads onto the caliper bridge. Squeeze the caliper piston into the side of the caliper with the Vise-Grip pliers. Return the caliper to the caliper bridge and replace the caliper slide bolts. Replace the wheels and screw on the lug nuts. Lower the Chrysler and tighten the lug nuts with the lug wrench Press the brake pedal repeatedly to return the caliper piston to its proper position against the new brake pads. Pull the hood release lever under the dashboard on the driver's side of the Sebring. Move to the engine compartment. Remove the cap from the master cylinder and fill the container with DOT-3 brake fluid as needed. The master cylinder is located near the right rear corner of the engine.

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