In this guide, you will find instructions on how to replace front brake pads on the Mitsubishi Eclipse model years 2001 through 2012.

What you will need

  • Jack and Jack Stands
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • 14mm socket
  • Ratchet
  • Brake grease
  • Torque wrench


  1. With the car in park and emergency brakes engaged, loosen the lug nuts but don't remove them.
  2. Jack up your Mitsubishi Eclipse.
  3. Secure the car with jack stands.
  4. Remove the front wheel from your Eclipse.
  5. Use a flathead screwdriver to put pressure between the old pad and caliper. This will press the piston into the brake caliper which is required to fit in the new brake pads.
  6. Use a 14mm socket to remove the lower guide pin.
  7. Fold-up the brake caliper and remove the old brake pads and shims.
  8. 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.
  9. Install the brake caliper. Apply grease to the guide pins.
  10. Torque guide pins to 31 Nm.
  11. Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Rember to torque the lug nuts when the vehicle has been lowered.
  12. Start your engine and pump the brake pedal a few times before you start to drive.

That's it. You have successfully changed the brake pads on a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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