Brake pads on Jackeroo

Submitted: Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 21:07
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I was looking at changing the front brake pads on my 1998 Jackeroo myself. I dont have a workshop manual so if anyone has any advice on this it would be much appreciated.
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:08

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:08
Stick some Ferodo 4wd pads in.
I have been using them for a while now in customers cars and my own. A little bit dusty but great pads, good life and no squeeking.
All you need is a G clamp to push the piston back and a ring spanner set. You should be able to remove the lower slide bolt and lift the caliper up, slide it off the top slide and push the piston back. Pop in the new pads and refit caliper.
Just take a bit of brake fluid out of the master cylinder so it doesn't over flow. An old syringe is good for this.
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:32

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:32
I'll bet this is the first pad change for the vehicle. I traded my '98 at 120k with the original pads in it, pleanty of towing in that 120K too. So why would you not go OEM on the pads? As for what's required with the change itself, I'll leave others to advise, like I said, never had to do it.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:57

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 22:57
Na!,

Put OME type back in. They are recognised as one of the best brake pads for wear around. Done 86,000 k's in mine and Holden Dealer service department says there is plenty left yet.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:02

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:02
Er!,

That should read OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) as Outbacktourer has stated. (Got in just before me)
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Reply By: The Jack - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:33

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:33
The reason for the change is my brakes always feel as though I have to push hard to get a reasonable response(this is my first big forby though) and just recently I get a bit of a scraping sound as I come to a final stop. My jack has done 106,000 kliks.

Thanks for the advise 80SCRUISER although I dont have a lot of old syringes laying around since kicking the habit. LOL :):):):) Couldnt help myself.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 10:20

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 10:20
My surf was always like that, I just put it down to having rear drums on a heavyish vehicle, but when I changed my pads I blead them as well. There was HEAPS of air in the system and they work 100% better now, the change is amazing. So I'd blead back and front while your doing the pad change, it's no biggy takes about 10mins if you got a mate to help you by pushing the pedal in and out for ya.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:36

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:36
probably just a bit of glazing and some grit stuck in the face of the pad, pullem out , if plenty of meat left, just 'face' them down a bit on some flat concrete and re-fit.

my jack has done 145,000 still got lots left on the pads. friend finally changed pads on his jack at 200,000, just for the sake of it, still had plenty of meat left.
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Follow Up By: The Jack - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:42

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:42
Changing subject just slightly, how did your economy change when you removed the restrictors. Mine is a '98 auto 3.5lt and would love to get some better fuel economy.
Cheers The Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 09:48

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 09:48
have a search here and at australia4wd, the jackaroo forum, lots of info and happy people. Its all good, just keep in mind that any auto drinks heaps compared to a manual box. i was into the 11's with standard size rubber.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 09:10

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 09:10
Indeed re the Jack's pads - my 99 SE TD pads with 97K on the clock seems half worn if that - hell - with any car, you need a good story to tell now and then.
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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 14:31

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 14:31
I just changed mine at 92000. The dealer wanted to do them at 70000 for $800.

I priced the OEM pads at $700, so I bought Bendix for less than $200 (about $180-$190, I think).

The reality was that the rears may have gone an extra 10000kms, only because the outer LH brake was down to about 2-3mm left.

The rest of the pads would have gone a lot more. In particular the fronts looked they were only half worn so they could have gone another 50000 or even 90000kms. Anyway, I've kept the old pads as spares.

Search through here for discussion on Jackaroo brakes.
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