How to Replace Brake Pads and Rotors (COMPLETE Guide)


Thomas Allison
Thomas Allison

Hey Chris you masked magician. I just tackled my wife's front brakes on her '14 Suburban. Thanks to your videos for giving me the confidence. $49 bucks. Yes sir. Thanks again. Keep up the great vids. Peace

Vor 10 Monate
Octavio Madera
Octavio Madera

+Cuauhtemoc Ramos As long as it's a disk and pad set up like most cars then yes, this video will apply to almost all makes and models. I assume your car d oesnt have drum brakes. You could find the parts you need (rotors, brake pads, and clips) online (amazon) for MUCH cheaper than at any store. Also one thing I don't think he mentioned is that it's necessary to do them in pairs of either the front or back, so make sure you get them in pairs and that they fit your vehicle!

Vor Monat
Bill Macnab
Bill Macnab

I don't see why, he didn't disconnect the brake line so no air got in the system. Jmo.

Vor 4 Monate
Joe Garofalo II
Joe Garofalo II

T-ony alvarado nope, the brake lines were all kept closed so no air could have been introduced into them. If you're replacing the caliper then you would need to bleed it because you have to open up the brake line which could introduce air into the system. So you bleed them to make sure there is no air in it

Vor 4 Monate
Hurtado David
Hurtado David

Thomas Allison ⚠️

Vor 5 Monate
Jeff G
Jeff G

You da man! :D

Vor 5 Monate
Will McGregor
Will McGregor

Thanks Learned Lots!

Vor 11 Minuten
Toan Lam
Toan Lam

Should the rotor be easily able to spin? Or should it require some strength to spin? With or without calipers. Cause rn mine is easy to spin, almost like a bike wheel

Vor 46 Minuten
Abraham Gutierrez
Abraham Gutierrez

Thanks for adding value @chrisfix I did my brakes.

Vor 8 Stunden
Jhonnathan A BM
Jhonnathan A BM

What if I pump the brakes with the car off? What can happen?

Vor 16 Stunden
Pavel Jelínek
Pavel Jelínek

Love yoo bro, safety at 100% at first place

Vor 18 Stunden
Mohammed Musazay
Mohammed Musazay

You are great. Such a great simplification of a tough task. Appreciate it a lot.

Vor 20 Stunden
LJS
LJS

No need to bleed the brakes?

Vor 23 Stunden
Ted Vlahopoulos
Ted Vlahopoulos

Great video! You do a very nice job of explaining the entire process. Much appreciated! I will be replacing my brake rotors and pads soon. Too cold for it now! Thanks again!

Vor Tag
Alex Dashevsky
Alex Dashevsky

I like your video . I am disagree with you. Ceramic brakes more expensive but they kill rotors quick .Every time when you change front brakes you need replaced rotors or cut them off.

Vor Tag
fatih kürk
fatih kürk

Good👍

Vor Tag
Aaron Marvin
Aaron Marvin

Replacing brake pads and rotors are easy peasy

Vor Tag
Pretty FLVCKO
Pretty FLVCKO

Damn didn’t realize it was that simple

Vor 2 Tage
Am K
Am K

I changed my girlfriends pads while she was on her period

Vor 2 Tage
Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez

Hey Chris question for you? I have a 99 Lexus Es300 that has the ABS on all the time, I've asked a couple of mechanics and no one seems to know what's going on with it. if its possible, is there any way you could do a video on that please, since I haven't been able to find any solution online ether. thanks in advance.

Vor 2 Tage
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

does this work for european cars to?

Vor 3 Tage
Colin Zzz
Colin Zzz

Thank you, Chris, you mean a lot to me, helped me saved a ton of money, and I had a great fun!! Thank you

Vor 4 Tage
sumar786
sumar786

654 people put thumbs down? Why? This guy is awesome!

Vor 7 Tage
marcos alcoforado
marcos alcoforado

Hey Chris, I noted my brake pedal is litle soft, even after several pumps. It stops, but now I can press with strength enough to go all way down.

Vor 7 Tage
Don Grayson
Don Grayson

Awesome video, but I have a general question about car repair. My home is not an ideal spot to work on my vehicle. Where am I allowed to work on my vehicle that I won't be bothered by police or anything? Just for simple stuff like brake jobs and oil changes.

Vor 7 Tage
Slappy
Slappy

Fresh Brakes System!! chris!

Vor 7 Tage
Tyler M.
Tyler M.

Thank you! Just finished my front and rear brakes and rotors with your help! 👌🏼

Vor 7 Tage
luckyXCX
luckyXCX

1:02 that transition gave me an orgasm

Vor 9 Tage
Kristine Webster
Kristine Webster

You rock! This is by far the best breakdown I'm off to get my brakes and rotors results to follow....

Vor 10 Tage
Vincent Venturella
Vincent Venturella

Other Talking Points...do Not Spin Old Rotor(s) on Disc Brakes, New Ones are Cheap, Use top end Ceramic (pads), what else ? AND do NOT forget the e-BRAKE, usually a Small Hub Rear Drum set up. Also... before compressing a Single Cylinder, Tap off some Dot 3 Brake Fluid, replace with New. That Fluid adsorbs Water, not good for Lines. VJVMD

Vor 10 Tage
C Dub
C Dub

You’re a savior

Vor 11 Tage
John White
John White

I just replaced my own brakes with the help of this video. I've never done work on my own car. Thanks for your help!

Vor 14 Tage
LONG TRAN
LONG TRAN

It easy save money 💰 it usually $.400 dollar for 4 rotor and pads caliber to be careful replace probably

Vor 14 Tage
NFL YoungBoy
NFL YoungBoy

Aye y’all can I use Aluminum anti seize since it’s cheaper then the copper anti seize?

Vor 14 Tage
The Wanderer
The Wanderer

Just replaced my brake pads and rotors today for the first time! Thank you Chris for your well taught and explained videos. This has really helped, hope I can learn to repair more with your help!

Vor 14 Tage
Lost and Abandoned
Lost and Abandoned

Why are my front brakes bigger then the ones in the back ?

Vor 14 Tage
Badenhawk
Badenhawk

Changed out a broken window regulator in my wife’s car and then replaced my brakes and rotors in my car for the very first time ever! Only thing that went wrong was that the brake pads didn’t want to come out or go in in my Subaru Outback and took a little “encouragement” to seat in, and then when torquing the caliper guide pin the head sheared off and needed replaced which was only another $10, so thankfully not too expensive of a mistake. Thank you very much Chris not only for the incredible videos but for instilling me with confidence that I could indeed work on my own car and save money. It’s been very rewarding!

Vor 14 Tage
Bikram Barua
Bikram Barua

Hi Chris, How much cost $ of all tools for car Manitanance ? Please let me know thanks.

Vor 14 Tage
Bikram Barua
Bikram Barua

Awesome!

Vor 15 Tage
- -Unit Theory- -
-  -Unit Theory- -

I have a minivan chevy 2000 venture im hearing a rubbing/squeaking noise on the left side i looked between the tire the rotors look very rusted.Can i use this video to get it done or are minivans different?.

Vor 15 Tage
Colonizer-Chan
Colonizer-Chan

Honestly, yeah, don’t go under a car until the jacks are secure. Give it a good shake too, buddy of mine a while back lost his brother via the car falling on him. Don’t remember if it was a jack or a stand failing, but just be careful

Vor 15 Tage
Bushcraft Scot
Bushcraft Scot

I don't have a car, but at least I know how to change some breaks haha.

Vor 15 Tage
raymond lopez
raymond lopez

how do you replace the splash guards that are behind the brakes the one you painted black

Vor 16 Tage
YTSP GAMING
YTSP GAMING

I own a 97 mustang 3.8l I need some brakes Chris Fix you wanna buy me some?😁

Vor 16 Tage
IamANubcake
IamANubcake

For future reference purposes, how do you remove a caliper that is stuck on the pads. When I did my front ones a couple weeks ago, they were stuck as if no anti-seize of brake lube was used. After lots of prying it finally came but is there something else i could do

Vor 17 Tage
Blad Salvado
Blad Salvado

Hey Chris. Im one of your many many fans out there. Im from England UK, just wanna ask where can I buy service manual for a diff. types of car to where I can check certain types of tightening bolts by using torque wrench. Hope to hear you soon. All the best. Blad👍

Vor 18 Tage
Rachel Ann Klinkhamer
Rachel Ann Klinkhamer

You are a genius my friend. After watching this I done our front pads and rotors. Found it pretty simple. Thanks Chris keep up the awesome work and vids. 😎😎👍👍

Vor 18 Tage
Charles Cannon
Charles Cannon

Thanks for making this so easy! Just replaced all of the hardware, brakes, and the rotors on my 09 Ford Fusion V6. Didn’t have any issues and it was fun to do! I’m proud that I saved so much money too. Amazon is great for getting all of the parts in one kit for $100-$300 where auto shops might run you $150-$600 for parts. Shop smart everyone!

Vor 19 Tage
iamdjsluggo
iamdjsluggo

Thanks Chris !!! Called around. Average price for my wifes car was 450 per Axel. I got front and rear pads and rotors for 100 bucks. Just finished the fronts.

Vor 20 Tage
Ben Fuller
Ben Fuller

Hey Chris Do you need to open the master cylinder before compressing the pistons?

Vor 20 Tage
Sandesh Jayaprakash
Sandesh Jayaprakash

Can't get any simpler than this

Vor 20 Tage
Sam E
Sam E

Hey Chris, this video gave me the confidence I needed to get the job done haha. Even though I'm going to school for mechanical engineering I was always paranoid about getting my hands dirty. You are the man!

Vor 21 Tag
Rajul Shah
Rajul Shah

Took my old 2004 Mazda minivan for annual safety inspection and it failed because the front brakes were no good. Was told it'll take $600 to do a complete job. Then $400 after they dropped the unnecessary brake system flush etc. Still thought that was a bit more than usual so decided to do it myself. I've always changed the oil and filter on my cars (among other things), but had shied away from a brake job. This video was the savior. An incredible recording. I'm sure it's going to help out to great many others who've never done this before. I watched it a few times and then went to the task. First wheel took a couple of hours, but the other was done in 20 minutes. The rubber boot for the caliper pin was really worn out and it was a mistake to try and use it again. I recommend getting a new set if you're dealing with an old car like mine. Anyway, saved about $250 and also have tools and material for all my future brake jobs! :) Thanks a million Chris! Rajul

Vor 21 Tag
Jacob Rogers
Jacob Rogers

Where can I get the jack stands that you were using?

Vor 21 Tag
Jose Lopez123
Jose Lopez123

Need a video on Drum brakes!!!!!!😭😭😭

Vor 21 Tag
Nadeem Ansari
Nadeem Ansari

Does the torque wrench have a specific pressure indicator when you say 90 or 100?

Vor 21 Tag
silentghost82
silentghost82

Now i think it is more complicated than i thought i was planning to do it myself

Vor 21 Tag
Ayt
Ayt

When I was younger my dad managed to put one of my break pads on backwards and it had a metal clip on the backside of the break pad. He said the truck squealing and jumping in the break pedal was the new brakes breaking in lmao

Vor 21 Tag
Roman Luna-Goddard
Roman Luna-Goddard

11:24 I hate when I hear cars that sound squeeky when they brake.

Vor 22 Tage
Angel Santiago
Angel Santiago

Should I bleed my brakes too

Vor 23 Tage
wazscience
wazscience

what would you do if you want to install larger rotor? would that affect my ability to reattach the caliper?

Vor 23 Tage
yes gonz
yes gonz

How long should I be changing my brakes

Vor 24 Tage
Douglas Eckerman
Douglas Eckerman

OUTSTANDING

Vor 24 Tage
Shylo
Shylo

Do a video on painting that whole area to look new

Vor 25 Tage
snorlacc •
snorlacc •

Instructions unclear, car crushed me because I didn’t have enough safety 😂

Vor 26 Tage
Archeum X
Archeum X

You're amazing...clear instructions and very motivating videos....am a Finance guy and after watching this, I feel like I already know how to change the brakes...thank you Chris...btw...I never get to see your face in any of your videos....why?

Vor 26 Tage
Typical Auto Guy
Typical Auto Guy

9:46 The old brake pad’s last job before getting thrown out

Vor 26 Tage
Tylor Boland
Tylor Boland

Because of your amazing videos I've been working on my own car with confidence.

Vor 26 Tage
jon gotti
jon gotti

What if you dont have a piston tool to crake that bacc? Can u jus hammer it in?

Vor 26 Tage
t.j Green
t.j Green

A great video to show how to change the rotors and brakes great job thanks

Vor 26 Tage
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Glad the video was helpful!

Vor 26 Tage
Twinntech
Twinntech

hey chris how about when the rim is frozen to the hub and slider pins are siezed and caliper piston wont compress?

Vor 27 Tage
Dan
Dan

great video thanks so much. but being my first time doing this I was stumped trying to compress the piston and could NOT get it in far enough, watched a couple other videos and learned about the bleeder screw, idk if it's on all cars but might want to make mention of it. thanks for the help!

Vor 28 Tage
Tommy Kennedy
Tommy Kennedy

I’ve done this probably 50 times or more I just enjoy the videos

Vor 28 Tage
glockmpw
glockmpw

Where do you find the torque settings for each of the bolts?

Vor 28 Tage
MC RHYMES
MC RHYMES

Brake job at Pepboys is $800+ for rotors, pads, etc. This is free

Vor 29 Tage
Tanner Thorvaldson
Tanner Thorvaldson

Both of my rear break pistons will go out fine but for some reason they won’t go in no matter how hard I try, any ideas?

Vor Monat
Soul Schizm
Soul Schizm

My only guess is that they aren't the "push" type but the turn type, me and my dad found that out on our car after trying to push them in for like 10min about a year ago, We made a tool that turned them to go in. Im about to be doing my brakes and rotors in like 2 hours so ill know more of what im talking about than and re-post a comment when i get to that part.

Vor 28 Tage
wonjin Song
wonjin Song

Thank you so much

Vor Monat
Ofira Elkoby
Ofira Elkoby

You make me wanna do things myself. It looks fun and easy when you do it! Great videos thank you. I wanna ask about cleaning the oil system. A friend of mine put oil mixed with diesel and started the engine. He did it several times and then put in the oil. After that treetment the car - skoda roomster diesel- was going from 1 liter to every 12 km to 1 liter to 24 km. Im talking about a 350000 km engine

Vor Monat
Noorquacker
Noorquacker

I'm only 16 and I'm not able to get my license yet (because I need to have a permit for at least 6 months to get my license), but this is one of my new favorite YouTube channels. I don't want to just be able to fix my own car, but also fix cars for my friends and help them out as well.

Vor Monat
israel chavez
israel chavez

Man I love your videos I just did my brake change today. And I forgot about the caliper piston. And I was wondering what I did wrong. Turns out I just forgot to press them in.

Vor Monat
TheUnknownHarbingers
TheUnknownHarbingers

Hey Chris.. I notice you use adaptors and extensions on your videos all the time. I'm just now learning to fix my vehicle from watching videos. Anyways I notice in your videos that you use adaptors and extensions and i know that's what they are for. However for removing the bolts on a the break caliper I was told never to use an adapter. I've broken 2 so far. Anyways I still haven't been able to get the thing off so I'm in the market for a breaker bar. Anyways my question comes is.. is a breaker bar necessary for removing those bolts or do I just need better quality tools?

Vor Monat
Esse Pi
Esse Pi

Notice that when you push your pistons back may be that some brake fluid overflows from reservoir.

Vor Monat
Bred Saint
Bred Saint

Some guys put some kind of paste or anti seize on the hub before placing the rotors on it.

Vor Monat
Helljumper
Helljumper

I left the caliper piston uncompressed for a whole day, and now my brakes feel spongy... would air have gotten in? I didn't mess with the brake lines at all.

Vor Monat
L30P0Ld R
L30P0Ld R

Hi Chris... I found your videos high quality and really helpful... I live in England and I have a kia picanto 2015 and recently bought a fiat panda 2004. What kind of tools to buy? To start I think jack, 2 jack stands and some tools right?

Vor Monat
ARYA_AE
ARYA_AE

@7:35 lol "I cleaned up the suspension a lil bit" ? are you sure thats a little bit , I don't think even people who detail cars go even near a rotor to remove rust xd

Vor Monat
jason duarte
jason duarte

I know how to change brake pads but was not sure where to apply the antiseize. Thanks for the video it helped alot

Vor Monat
DJ ROACH
DJ ROACH

I just subscribed to your channel! U got some cool money saving videos! Even though I went to UTI 2 year s ago, I forgot half the shit I learned! Cheers!

Vor Monat
juan321654
juan321654

If you live in Usa. You can buy breaks from autozone and then when you used them up you just either buy new ones and replace the old ones then bring back the ised ones to auto zone and they give you your money back. Or you can just trade in the old breaks for the new ones at no cost.

Vor Monat
Marius Øyhus
Marius Øyhus

Yas

Vor Monat
Panda Bear
Panda Bear

Thanks so much. Just completed my first pads + rotor change on a range rover evoque, easy and no drama thanks to your awesome videos. Dealership wanted $900 for that ...

Vor Monat
Rasheeah Foster
Rasheeah Foster

Do u have to bleed brakes

Vor Monat
ChrisFix
ChrisFix

Not unless you remove a brake line or get air in the system somehow.

Vor Monat
meme8383
meme8383

What jack and jack stands? I want to replace brakes on my mom's Honda Odyssey with 55,000 miles and worn brakes. Front brakes squeak (prob wear indicator - no rust anywhere). Do I need to replace rear pads and rotors too?

Vor Monat
Alexandros Tsardakas
Alexandros Tsardakas

I did it on my dads jeep

Vor Monat
Dewei Jiang
Dewei Jiang

So I decided to upgrade the front and rear brakes on my 14 Ford Focus SE with EBC street brakes. Other than getting new EBC rotors and pads, do I need to replace the caliper, brake lines, and other stuff as well? Please let me know if I am missing anything. thanks!

Vor Monat
Shanon Sipes
Shanon Sipes

What about adding brake fluid to bleed the brakes?

Vor Monat
Kyler T.
Kyler T.

Hi ChrisFix would you be able to make a video of how to replace rear bearing and hub. Thanks!

Vor Monat
Slayer66642
Slayer66642

1) Dont forget to open the brake fluid reservoir when pushing back the pistons. Also keep an eye on the oil level, that it doesnt overflow 2) New brakes need to be 'braked in' avoid sudden and hard braking the first 500 km's

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notesaw
notesaw

If you can't find a brake piston compressor or don't have one around, you can use the old brake pad and a locking c-clamp to do the same job. Just position the old pad on the piston and place the clamp over the pad and the caliper, then use some grip strength to close that bad boy. Works in a pinch.

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Ray H
Ray H

Would it be a good idea to put anti seize behind the rotor? Or am I thinking about putting it on the front of the rotor where it mates with the wheel? Or both? Lol

Vor Monat
slicker55
slicker55

Thanks for uploading this video and sharing your expertise - a great tutorial with some very useful tips

Vor Monat
JustyouandUs
JustyouandUs

At 7:37 transition edit, it looked like he chromed out the parts!

Vor Monat
Dave Gee
Dave Gee

So by the time I buy the break discs pads, special tool, a jack, jack stands, grease break cleaner etc etc etc and spend a shit load of time and stress to attempt a job I’ve never done before I conclude that I will be taking my car to get new brakes at the garage.

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Soul Schizm
Soul Schizm

It's really not that stressful and yeah considering you have to buy a jack, stands and all that it may seem like a lot of money but think about when you have to do it again? You will spend way more money down the road getting a shop to do it than buying the stuff you need and being able to do it urself, not to mention the skill of learning how to do it urself.

Vor 28 Tage
Jonathan West
Jonathan West

I forgot to remove the gunk before compressing the caliper. I knew I should have rewatched the video before doing the job. I ended up using silicone based lube everywhere since I didn't have copper based antiseize and it's a bit expensive.

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Apo Pancakes
Apo Pancakes

No star getting the lug nuts out? I feel betrayed :_:

Vor Monat
Soul Schizm
Soul Schizm

Star pattern is for only putting them on so it goes on straight and not lop sided, taking them off doesn't matter because it's coming off. If you don't do a star pattern when putting them on you will stress one side of it when putting the rest on :D

Vor 28 Tage

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