How To Inspect and Replace Front And Rear Brakes
Brake systems are powered by hydraulic brake fluid. Pressure from the pedal is transferred to the master cylinder. Pressurized fluid is distributed to the brake lines, hoses, calipers and wheel cylinders. The ABS system is between the master cylinder and the wheel and is used to control the pressure depending on wheel speed sensor and other data streams.
Click pictures for more details. To remove the brake pads, first remove caliper. Using a wrench, remove lower caliper mounting bolt and swing caliper upward.
Front Disc Brakes
Read Drum Brakes
Regular periodic maintenance of removing the drums, cleaning the dust, and adjusting the shoes will give longer life to the brake shoes and the front brake pads. Very dusty and misadjusted rear brakes can cause premature wear of the rear shoes, poor stopping ability, and a heavier load on the front brakes, causing front pads to wear out quicker as well.