- Rember to lubricate guide pins.
- Brake pad with the metal clip (wear indicator) is installed on the back of the rotor.
- Caliper bracket bolts need to be torqued. Typical range 50-100 ft-lb.
- Don't over torque caliper guide pin bolts.
- Don't allow the caliper to hang by the hose.
- Brake dust can be harmful for your health. Wear a mask or respirator when working on the brake system.
- Check disc for scoring or grooves. If either exist, resurfacing is required or rotor replacement is required.
- Discs should be free and clear of oil, grease, and brake fluid.
- Before you drive the car, start the engine and make sure that you pump the brake pedal a few times. Do this until the pedal travel is short and firm.
2010-18 Mazda 5 Front Brake Pad & Rotor Replacement DIY Guide
In this guide you will learn how to change brake pads and rotors on Mazda 5. These instructions apply to model years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
What you will need
- Basic Tools
- 3/8 Ratchet
- 10mm - 18mm sockets
- Jack Stand
- Allen Wrench
Follow these DIY instructions to change the brake pads on a Mazda 5.
Park Mazda 5 on a level surface. Engage the parking brakes and make sure the shifter is in Park.
Loosen the lug nuts on your Mazda using the lug nut wrench
Jack up the car and remove front tire. Support the vehicle with jack stands. Do not rely on the car jack only.
Next, you will need to remove caliper bolts. First, you will need to remove the black plastic cap. Use a flat screwdriver to remove the caps. Inside you will see two allen head bolts.
Remove caliper retainer by praying it out using a screwdriver.
Push the piston back into the caliper. Pistons need to be pushed back into the caliper in order to accommodate the new rotor and brake pad.
Remove caliper 17mm bracket bolts. A breaker bar will help to get these two bolts loose.
Once the two bolts are removed the caliper bracket can be removed as well.
Remove the set screws from the rotor.
Remove rotor from wheel hub.
Clean any dirt or rust from the wheel hub then install new rotor.
Reinstall caliper bracket and torque the 17mm bolts to 80 ft/lb.
Apply grease to the back of brake pads, guide pins, and shims
Reinstall new brake pads. Reinstall the brake caliper bolts and torque to 25 ft/lb.