Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DIY - Front Brake and Rotors 2000 Toyota Camry

This is a DIY for front brakes and rotors for a 2000 Toyota Camry
 



 
First you remove the top and bottom bolt that holds the brake caliper to the bracket - Once you have taken the caliper off then you remove the front pads - If needed help use a flat head screw driver - Once you have the pads off remove the two bolts holding the caliper bracket to the spindle - From there you can remove the rotor
 


Make sure you inspect the new rotors to the old ones - In this year Camry there is a difference between a 14 inch rim and a 15 inch rim - Rotors do come in two different sizes - If you are using slotted rotors make sure they are facing the correct direction
 

 
Then with a brake caliper tool push the caliper back
 
 
 
Once you are done then you can replace everything back the same way you took it off
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, April 6, 2015

DIY - Rear Brakes and Rotors 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY for a 2000 Infiniti I30 rear brakes
 




 
First you remove the two bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket - If needed use a screw driver to take the caliper off - Then separate the pads from the rotors - Then remove the two bolts holding the bracket to the rear axle
 
 
 
When putting on new rotors make sure they match - If using slotted rotors make sure you realized there is a left and a right
 


 
Rear calipers on some cars have to be twisted back an not pushed - You will need a brake caliper tool - Match up the correct slots cause they do come in different sizes - Make sure when twisting you don't twist the rubber part it should twist easily
 
 
 
Once you finished then you out everything back the same way you took it off .
 
 
Some rear rotors have emergency brake shoes inside - In this case there are non
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

DIY - Front Brakes and Rotors 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY on how to replace front brakes and rotors on a 2000 Infiniti I30
 



 
First you remove the two bolts holding the caliper to the caliper bracket , Using a screw driver if needed to help pry the parts apart gently
 

 
Once you remove the caliper hang it some where safe where it will not fall and brake the line
 
Then you can remove the two bolts holding the bracket to the spindle
 
 
Then with a brake caliper tool push the cylinder back - Make sure you unscrew but do not remove the brake master cylinder cap so that when you push the fluid back it will be easier - Do not leave the cap off cause brake fluid will absorb moisture .
 
 


It is recommended to replace the hardware kit an do a brake flush - If your not replacing the rotors then have them resurface - If you haven't done a brake flush this is the perfect time to do so .
 

 
Once you have completed everything then you can put everything back together , Test brakes before starting the vehicle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DIY - Front Outer Tie Rod End 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY on a 2000 Infiniti I30 removing and replacing a outer tie rod end .
 

 
Remove the cotter pin from the bottom
 
 
Then you can remove the castle nut
 
 
Then with a outer tie rod tool you can pop off the part from the spindle
 
 
Remember to count or mark where the old outer tie rod end was so that you can get it as close as you can before you get a alignment
 

Loosen the locking nut then remove the outer tie rod
 




Once you are done with the steps the you can put everything back and head to your local alignment shop and get it adjusted correctly
 
 
If you don't get it aligned you will eat your tires
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DIY - Front Strut Replacement 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY on how to remove and replace front struts on a 2000 Infiniti I30
 




 
You can start by loosening the bottom bolts on the strut but do not remove the bolt - Then you can disconnect the ABS wire from the strut , Then you can remove the bolt that holds the ABS wire ,Then you can push off the clip that holds the brake line to the strut
 
 
Notice in this you will see a hook facing up - This is important that it goes back to its original spot when completed
 
 
 
Once you completed the bottom then you can remove the nuts that hold the strut mount to the vehicle
 

 
This is very important to remember to keep the word OUT towards the tires
 

 
Then by using the spring compressor then you can remove the center bolt that holds the strut plate to the strut
 


Remember to line up everything when putting back the strut mount cause this separates as the photo above
 

 
 
Once you put your spring on the new strut then you can reverse the process
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DIY - Rear Strut Replacement 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY on how to replace rear struts on a Infiniti I30 .
 
 




 
Remove the panel from the trunk behind the back seats you will see two clips - Once you remove the panel you will see the rear strut mount nuts through a brace - There is a slot on top where you can slide the ratchet extension through .
 
 

 
Then you remove the bottom bolt and the strut will slide out .
 



 
Then with your spring compressor , Compress your spring then you will see in the photo I have a special socket for the top of the strut so that you can unscrew the nut - If you don't have that socket then use a wrench or vise grip .
 

 
 
Once you remove the old spring to the new strut then you can reverse the procedure and out your rear strut back .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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