Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Brakes, Why did it Have to Be Brakes?

Getting into the Brakes
December 18, 2018
The Christmas season is winding down and there is so much to do in preparation for the main event. There is shopping to be finished, menus to be planned, and Christmas cards to be sent, which have not even been bought yet. I'm thinking we are going to send Happy New Years cards this year.

So, with that preface what did I do last evening?

Brakes on a Jeep. 

Rotor needing Replacement
Yup. In the garage, in the cold, fixing brakes that should have been replaced about 10,000 miles ago. One of the brake pads had totally disintegrated and the caliper piston was in direct contact with the rotor. Needless to say, the caliper had to be replaced along with the rotor and brake pads.

It was the rear brakes, and they are never easy to deal with because of the emergency brake, but in this case they came apart pretty well. 

Because there was a break in the action to purchase a new caliper, to project took about three hours from start to finish. The Jeep, however, is now road safe again.

That was my last Tuesday before Christmas activity.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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