Trucks & Trailers - changing brake pads

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ALGI
01-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Is it easy to change pads only on a trailer. Thanks


Mikestyger1
01-27-2012, 07:22 PM
never done it, but if it's the same disc brakes that are on a truck they are pretty straight forward.

Bigger Hammer
01-27-2012, 08:28 PM
It may depend on the calipers you have. Kodiaks are very easy, I believe the earlier Tie Downs are kind of a pain.


ALGI
01-27-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks guys

Yes Hammer they r kodiak. My son in law was supposed to do it for me but i'm still waiting . Its been over a month. I guess when u arent paying u cant complain.


Thanks

Snowwolfe
01-28-2012, 01:45 AM
If you can change a tire you can change pads on a Kodiak brake. They are really simple.
Search on UTube and you can find videos to help you out as well.
Good luck

GulfC
01-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Nothing to it but search youtube and you'll probably find plenty of how-to videos to make it even easier.

rwidman
01-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Is it easy to change pads only on a trailer. Thanks

For some people, it's easy. Others will screw it up. If you know how to use tools and can follow directions, it's not difficult.

ALGI
01-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Thanks for all the replies . I found it on you tube also. Doesn't look too bad. Think i will give it a shot.

Thanks again

fijon
01-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Some pics. Using C-clamp to push caliper in, with new pad you need the space, wood prevents damage to the caliper.

GB Dude
02-02-2012, 07:38 AM
Wihle your at it either anti seize or I gues bearing grease on the bolts so it will be easier next time taking off lug nuts

rustybucket
02-02-2012, 07:41 AM
Wihle your at it either anti seize or I gues bearing grease on the bolts so it will be easier next time taking off lug nuts

New bolts aren't a bad idea either.

The towing nightmare from hell is to have a wheel bearing go out on the side of a busy freeway, only to find the brake caliper is siezed on or the bolts are stripped out.

CornerOffice
04-09-2012, 07:00 PM
New bolts aren't a bad idea either.

The towing nightmare from hell is to have a wheel bearing go out on the side of a busy freeway, only to find the brake caliper is siezed on or the bolts are stripped out.

trying to check my hubs and cant get past removing the caliper... bolts are not stripped out but not moving. penetration oil and wrenching on it with a good leverage arm, nada. going to try heat next. any suggestions?

fijon
04-09-2012, 10:08 PM
repeat penetrating oil and time and patience to let it work.



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