The following guide provides instructions on how to replace front brake pads on the Jeep Patriot model years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
- With the wheels on the ground, loosen the lug nuts but don't remove them.
- Jack up your Jeep Patriot and secure it with jack stands.
- Remove the front wheel from your Jeep Patriot.
- 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.
- Use a 14mm socket to remove one of the guide pins.
- Fold-out 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 or 23 ft-lb.
- Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Remember 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 change the brake pads on a Jeep Patriot.