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Old 11-10-2009, 09:17 AM
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pics should be up and running again on the 15th, sorry for the inconvenience
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There they are! Thanks man! I hope to get this done in the next couple weeks.

Now my '02 is a 4x4 - will that pose any other difficulties, or is it basically the same?

And will the rear brakes be a similar process - just today noticed that they're sounding like metal on metal (ugh :S)??
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i agree, the tool is nice, very inexpensive to, but if you only do it a cpl times in your life the hand works to
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just remember when tightening the spindle nut back on to tighten it up spin the rotor then tighten it some more to seat the bearings then back it off 1/4 turn. if it is to tight the bearings will burn and u will ruin the rotor, bearings, and the spindle and it'll make a horrible noise! lol
This is just making me uneasy on doing this myself now...
What parts do we need to buy besides rotors and brake pads?
I might be doing rear rotors first because it emits a annoying sound when I turn and break. Also what do I need for the rear, besides rotors and brake pads.
Oh one more thing what kinda name grease is that I notice it's colored same as peanut butter lol, at first I thought that's what you were using.
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TNow my '02 is a 4x4 - will that pose any other difficulties, or is it basically the same?

And will the rear brakes be a similar process - just today noticed that they're sounding like metal on metal (ugh :S)??
4x4 wont have the bearings and grease steps to do rotors, but you have hubs and axles that take place of them. If you are doing rotors its just an easy on off swap, just make sure you get 4wd specific rotors

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What parts do we need to buy besides rotors and brake pads?

Oh one more thing what kinda name grease is that I notice it's colored same as peanut butter lol, at first I thought that's what you were using.
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Disc brake rears is just an off on swap as well, just make sure you dont have the parking brake engaged or the rotor will never come off.

Drum brakes rears were used in 1997-2000 IIRC, and drum brakes are another beast so we will save that for later explanation.
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Checked that link on the first page for rotors and pads. I just had a question, is that price for a "pair" of rotors or is that just one rotor? The title says front "rotors" and the picture has 2 but there's no description. Also, whats the difference between the HPS Compound, the Super Duty Compound, the LTS Compound and the Ceramic Compound on the Hawk Brake Pads? Which one would I use for a 2002 FX4 SuperCrew? Thanks.

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FYI , a little trick on repacking your bearings. If you use a plastic zip lock bag, place the grease inside the bag, place your bearing inside the bag, zip lock the bag. Now you can perform your same repacking procedure in your hand, without the mess. Great post though!
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Checked that link on the first page for rotors and pads. I just had a question, is that price for a "pair" of rotors or is that just one rotor? The title says front "rotors" and the picture has 2 but there's no description. Also, whats the difference between the HPS Compound, the Super Duty Compound, the LTS Compound and the Ceramic Compound on the Hawk Brake Pads? Which one would I use for a 2002 FX4 SuperCrew? Thanks.
the price was for the pair of rotors, as for the different brake compounds, ceramics run quieter and emitt very little brake dust.
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Awesome, thanks for the help. And from reading, is it actually easier to replace rotors on a 4x4? No bearings to pack? Do you flush your brake lines when you do all this?
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just outta curiosity, how did you get the inside bearings out? I was stumped the other day doing mine and got scared when i thought they were pressed in, but Travis told me to take a screwdriver and a hammer and they popped right out
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No bearings to pack? Do you flush your brake lines when you do all this?
no i didnt and i probably should do it, i recently just did my silver truck so i didnt really think about it when i was doing the red truck

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just outta curiosity, how did you get the inside bearings out? I was stumped the other day doing mine and got scared when i thought they were pressed in, but Travis told me to take a screwdriver and a hammer and they popped right out
both bearings should just fall off
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nevermind...

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Brake pads?

Forgive my ignorance as this will be my first time replacing brake pads myself, but I don't see in your write-up how to actually replace the pads after the caliper is off. Is there any special tools I need to keep things from shooting apart? Is the brake pad replacement obvious or is this something that you can explain to me?
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i just replaced pads and rotors today by myself, it took about 4 hours. for the calipers i just used a C-clamp to compress it, then the pads just slide in the little slots. Just make sure the caliper is all the way open when you put it back on the rotor. and before you turn the truck on pump the brakes until they get about normal.

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Thanks! The C-clamp is what I've read to use when searching how-to's. That's a good tip about pumping the brakes, though, I hadn't heard that before. Better to make sure they're good before taking off driving and not have brakes.
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