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Old 01-09-2006, 11:05 AM
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Brake Pad DIY for BMW X5

Contributed by: Drew

HAWK BRAKE PAD INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS:



Tools Required:



flathead screw driver

needle nose pliers

3/8 ratchet w/ extension

7 mm allen wrench

7 mm allen socket

19 mm socket w/ extension (for easy of removing lug bolts)

floor jack

torque wrench



Steps to follow:



1.) Use a floor jack and tools to loose lug nuts. (suggestion: use
electrical tape around exterior lug wrench bore for added protection from
scratches to your rims)



2.) Use a floor jack to lift vehicle so the tire is 2" off the ground.



3.) Remove loosened lug nuts with 19 mm socket and extension. (use
electrical tape on this socket as well)



3.) Use flat screw driver to push piston clip to compressed position. Place
screw driver in the back side of caliper between rotor and inboard pad.
Twist screw driver against pad and rotor to move piston.



4.) Remove front caliper clip with screw driver or pliers.



5.) Remove sensor (only applies to driver side) with needle nose pliers by
gently pulling on metal clip, not wire.



6.) Remove black plastic caps on backside of caliper.



7.) Use 7 mm allen socket and/or 7 mm allen wrench to remove both long allen
bolts.



8.) Remove caliper from rotor (do not allow caliper to hang by brake lines).
Set caliper on top of rotor, securely.



9.) Remove factory brake pads. Install inbound "Hawk" pad into caliper (no
clip is used for piston). Install outboard pad onto rotor bracket housing.



10.) Side caliper over rotor. Secure caliper by inserting caliper allen
bolts into the rear of caliper. Make sure bolts are in place correctly. Then
tighten 7 mm allen bolts firmly. (*Note: Caliper will seem semi-loose, but
this is normal).



11.) Reinstall sensor wire.



12.) Reinstall plastic caps on backside of caliper.



13.) Reinstall front caliper clip.



14.) Reinstall wheel and tire. Hand tighten lug nuts with 17mm socket. The
tighten securely with lug wrench. Lower vehicle with floor jack and
retighten lug nuts when vehicle is on the pavement. Torque lugs to 78 ft
lbs.



15.) "Seat" pads according to enclosed instructions via "Hawk."

Author:
drew


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