To install a brake pad, remove the wheel and brake caliper, and replace any old pads with new ones. Reconfigure the compression of the brake piston with a C-clamp against the back of the caliper.Continue Reading
Use a lug wrench to loosen the lug bolts of the wheel.
Lift the car, and secure it on jack stands.
Remove the lug bolts from the wheel, and remove the wheel altogether.
Use a socket wrench with a hex bit or a hex wrench to remove the two bolts on the backside of the caliper.
Secure a bungee cord to a suspension component near the wheel, and secure the caliper to the bungee cord.
Set aside the metal clips that hold the old pads in, and remove the pads.
Replace any old pads with the new ones, and move the metal clips back into place.
Place the flat side of the clamp against the back side of the caliper. Place the other side of the clamp against the piston.
Turn the screw of the clamp slowly, and wait for the piston to move enough so the caliper slides over the brake pad easily.
Remove the clamp and bungee cord, and then return the bolts to the caliper.
Press on the brake pedal to test the pressure.
Replace the wheel. Tighten the lug bolts, and then return the vehicle to ground level.