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Old 01-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Is it easy to change pads only on a trailer. Thanks
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never done it, but if it's the same disc brakes that are on a truck they are pretty straight forward.
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It may depend on the calipers you have. Kodiaks are very easy, I believe the earlier Tie Downs are kind of a pain.
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Default trailer brakes

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.


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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.
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Nothing to it but search youtube and you'll probably find plenty of how-to videos to make it even easier.
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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.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Default changing brake pads

Thanks for all the replies . I found it on you tube also. Doesn't look too bad. Think i will give it a shot.

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Some pics. Using C-clamp to push caliper in, with new pad you need the space, wood prevents damage to the caliper.
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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
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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.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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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?
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repeat penetrating oil and time and patience to let it work.
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