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EVO X Brake Rotor Install

Rock is all around us. Itís been used for many centuries to spark and sharpen weapons and tools. The EVO Xís rotor is the rock, and the brake pads are the weapons or tools. The rotor is what helps the car brake. Just like with brake pads, the rotor(s) will need to be replaced in time. You can use a rock for so long to the point where it dissipates! But, we got you covered on how to install a new brake rotor on your EVO X. Youíll be needing a hammer, a bit or similar tool that has somewhat of the same circumference of brake pad retainer pins, pry bar or similar tool, universal folding lug wrench (can purchase at Walmart, Autozone, or Amazon), a 17 mm socket wrench, brake lube, brake cleaner, and a shop rag.

1. Ensure that the carís completely turned off. If you need to replace the front or rear driver side brake rotor, then have the wheels turned alittle right to allow more space for you to work with. If you need to replace the front or rear passenger side brake rotor, then have the wheels turned alittle left.
2. Loosen all lug nuts that are retaining the wheel. Remove the wheel when you can. Group the lug nuts and store them on a workbench or table.
3. Using the 17 mm socket wrench, remove both caliper mounting bracket bolts. Thereís one at the top and one at the bottom of the caliper assembly. Group and store the caliper mounting bracket bolts in a safe place.
4. Time to remove the two retaining pins thatís retaining a metal spring which is retaining the brake pads. Using a hammer and a bit or similar tool, position the bit or alternative tool onto the top retaining pin and hammer it against the retaining pin carefully. Stop hammering once the end which youíre hammering is out of the hole. You can pull out the pin from the other side. Wiggle it as you pull if necessary. Repeat for the bottom retaining pin. Note: You can remove the metal spring after you undo the top retaining pin =). Have the retaining pins and metal spring grouped together and place them somewhere safe.
5. Carefully remove the caliper assembly. Undo any lug nuts that are holding down the rotor, which is now exposed after removing the caliper assembly, and carefully remove the current rotor.
6. The moment your EVO X has been waiting for! Take the new rotor and apply some brake cleaner onto it. Wipe the rotor clean using a shop rag and carefully set it in place.
7. Place the caliper assembly onto the new rotor and reinstall the top and bottom caliper mounting bracket bolts. Make sure that theyíre adequately tight.
8. If your brake pads happen to have slid out while removing the caliper assembly from earlier, then apply some brake lube to them and slide back in.
9. Push the piston back in using a pry bar and another tool to make an opening so you can see what youíre doing.
10. Put the metal spring back in. Hold it in place using one hand. With the other, take a retaining pin and install it to the point where it can sufficiently hold the retaining pin in place so you can hammer the rest of the pin in. You should be able to install the bottom retaining pin with no problem. If you wish, then have a friend hold the metal spring for you while you install the retaining pin. It would be much easier if you can find a helper. Either way, you will get this step done =).
11. Put the wheel back on with the lug nuts you removed earlier on to take the wheel off, and the universal lug wrench. Ensure that the lug nuts are nice and tight.
12. Youíre done!

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