How to Change Front Brake Pads on a Jeep Compass

How to Change Front Brake Pads on a Jeep Compass

Est. Time: 1 hr
Difficulty: Easy

This guide provides instructions on how to replace front brake pads on Jeep Compass. 

 

Procedure

  1. With the wheels on the ground, loosen the lug nuts but don't remove them.
  2. Jack up your Jeep Compass and secure it with jack stands.
  3. Remove the front wheel from your Jeep Compass.
  4. Use a flathead screwdriver to press the caliper piston into the caliper.
  5. Use a 14mm socket to remove one of the guide pins.
  6. Fold out the brake caliper and remove the old brake pads and shims.
  7. Install the new brake pads. Apply a small amount of grease where the brake pads slide on the brake caliper. Do not apply brake grease on the brake pad surface or brake rotor.
  8. Install the brake caliper. Apply grease to the guide pins.
  9. Torque guide pins to 31 Nm or 23 ft-lb.
  10. Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Remember to torque the lug nuts when the vehicle has been lowered.
  11. Start your Jeep Compass engine and pump the brake pedal a few times before you start to drive.

 


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