How do you change rear disc brakes?
Project step-by-step (11)
- Remove the Rear Wheel. Start the process by placing wheel chocks in front of the front wheels.
- Remove Bolts from Caliper Brackets.
- Remove the Brake Pads.
- Reattach Caliper Bracket.
- Seat the New Brake Pads.
- Remount Wheel.
- A Note on Safety.
How do you change rear brakes with emergency brake?
How to Change Brake Pads With an Electric Parking Brake
- Connect a car battery charger.
- Connect a diagnostic tool.
- Loosen the parking brake pistons.
- Remove Caliper & Push Pistons.
- Replace Brake Pads.
- Reinstall Caliper.
- Push out the pistons.
- Reengage parking brake pistons.
How long does it take to replace rear brakes?
Usually, changing a set of brake pads takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour. If you have a professional complete the work, expect to pay for about an hour’s worth of labor. It’s worth pointing out that, as an amateur, it could take you upwards of 3 or 4 hours (maybe even longer) to replace your brake pads.
Why do BMW rear brakes wear faster than front?
The rear brakes are automatically applied to stop wheel spin by the traction control. So, if you see a lot of snow or if you have a particularly heavy right foot that can cause the rear brakes to wear out faster. Behavior and environment have a lot to do with how long your brakes last.
How long will 20 brake pads last?
The lifespan of brake pads can vary but they should last between 25,000 and 60,000 miles. On average, rear brake pads will last longer because most cars are front wheel drive, so the front brake pads work harder to help slow them down.
Can I drive my car with worn brake pads?
As we have said, continuing to drive with worn brake pads is dangerous, and you should never let your pads get to the point where you can hear a harsh, metallic grinding noise. The grinding noise is the sound of metal on metal, and indicates brake pads which have been completely worn down.