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
- Brake grease
- Torque wrench
- With the car in park and emergency brakes engaged, loosen the lug nuts but don't remove them.
- Jack up your Mitsubishi Eclipse.
- Secure the car with jack stands.
- Remove the front wheel from your Eclipse.
- Use a flathead screwdriver to put pressure between old pad and caliper. This will press the piston into the brake caliper which is required to fit in the new brake pads.
- Use a 14mm socket to remove the lower guide pin.
- Fold-up the brake caliper and remove the old brake pads and shims.
- 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.
- Install the brake caliper. Apply grease to the guide pins.
- Torque guide pins to 31 Nm.
- Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Rember to torque the lug nuts when the vehicle has been lowered.
- 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.