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Old 04-30-07, 08:53 PM   #16
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bump on this. This morning I read this thread and started on replacing my rotors and pads off of my 97 es300. Big problem for me was removing the 17mm bolts. I sprayed some WD-40 and waited for 30mins with no luck. I tired putting my weight into it with no luck and im not a small kid (210pds).

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allrighty will pick it up Wed's.
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Old 01-07-09, 06:31 AM   #18
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Default 1998 es 300 control arm

When I replaced the brake shoes on the 98 i noticed a huge amount of play on the passenger side front wheel. Come to find out the control arm had some play in it. It was not coming from the rear of the control arm (towards the back of the car, which looks like a ball joint connection) but the middle of the control arm where it looks like about a 3 inch long bushing of some sort has been damaged. Do you have a step by step process to fix this? Do I need to replace the whole control arm? Looking on autozone website, they show a kit to buy whick includes the ball joint. I need some guidence on how to attack this problem...
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Old 07-21-09, 02:36 PM   #19
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Anyone have a list of tools I'd need to do this myself? Doesn't look like I need anything special but I hate getting into the middle of a job only to find out I don't have a tool I need.

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Pads and rotors? No special tools needed.

Jack stands, lug wrench, and a ratchet/socket set.
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Pads and rotors? No special tools needed.

Jack stands, lug wrench, and a ratchet/socket set.
Awesome thanks!
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Old 07-24-09, 01:32 AM   #22
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Glad this thread came back to life.. I need to do a brake job and this write up ensures that i can tackle this myself.. Ijust need a C-clamp..

Thanks again

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"You should see (2) 10-24 pitch threaded holes on the inner bolt circle of the rotor. You will need to find a couple bolts that will fit in those holes (e.g. 12 mm size) and force the rotor to come out. That was the tricky part that I probably couldn't have figured out if my friend didn't help me"

Ok, this is the part which has me stumped. I can't for the life of me understand what you're talking about. Looks like I need to take the star-patterned bolt off in order to get the rotor off.

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On one of the other sites it mentions removing 2 screws. Trying to figure this one out...
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So I just changed the pads for now. Want to change the rotors soon, though, so I need to understand what, exactly, I need to do in order to remove the rotors. Not making sense to me.

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So I just changed the pads for now. Want to change the rotors soon, though, so I need to understand what, exactly, I need to do in order to remove the rotors. Not making sense to me.

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I thought you just use a rubber mallet or something?
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You first need to obtain two bolts that will thread into the two holes in the rotor. Start both bolts and then tighten them, alternating from one to the other. As the bolts go in, they will push against the hub. This will force the rotor out and off.
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Just a quick heads up i went to tirerack.com and found prices for rotors and pads..

127.00 total for Akebono pads and brembo plain rotors..

Pretty good deal IMO.. I still need to get a tool for the piston..
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You first need to obtain two bolts that will thread into the two holes in the rotor. Start both bolts and then tighten them, alternating from one to the other. As the bolts go in, they will push against the hub. This will force the rotor out and off.
What size do I need in order to do this? I'll have to hit Home Depot or something in order to get them.

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Just a quick heads up i went to tirerack.com and found prices for rotors and pads..

127.00 total for Akebono pads and brembo plain rotors..

Pretty good deal IMO.. I still need to get a tool for the piston..
For what? The fronts? Back?

Details!?! That is a STELLAR deal! I saw the brembo blanks at one point selling [on eBay] fro 60$/each!
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