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How To Replace The Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

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Mazda 3 Brake Pads Replcement

Dardoor Recommends

  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in a complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • Do not wash the brake elements with gasoline, diesel fuel or gasoline-based solvents.
  • Observe the safety procedures! when brake pads work, brake dust is formed. Therefore, do not use compressed air and do not inhale dust when cleaning the brake pads.
  • Replace all four pads, if even one of them has got oil or grease. Remember that there is no way to completely clean a pad.

Step 1
Tighten the parking brake lever.

Step 2
Place wedge blocks under the rear wheels.

Step 3
Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.

Step 1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 4
Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.

Step 5
Remove the front wheels.

Step 5: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 6
Using a simple screwdriver, remove the brake caliper spring clip.

Step 6: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 7.1
With a simple screwdriver remove caps from both guide pins.

Step 7.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 7.2

Step 7.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 8.1
Unscrew the brake caliper fastening

Step 8.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 8.2

Step 8.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 9
Remove the brake caliper.

Step 9: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

DARDOOR RECOMMENDS
Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system. Do not press the brake pedal after removing the brake pads. This will lead to the piston drop out of the brake cylinder, brake fluid leakage and system depressurization.

Step 10.1
Remove the brake pads.

Step 10.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 10.2

Step 10.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 11
Press the piston into the cylinder to a stop.

Step 11: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 12.1
Install new brake pads

Step 12.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 12.2

Step 12.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 13.1
Install the brake caliper and fix it.

Step 13.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 13.2

Step 13.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Step 13.3

Step 13.3: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 14.1

Step 14.1: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 14.2

Step 14.2: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 15

Step 15: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Dardoor Recommends
Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.

Step 16

Install the wheel.

Step 16: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3


Step 17
Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.

Step 17: Front Brake Pads on Mazda 3

Dardoor Recommends
Slow down smoothly for the first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unnecessary and sharp braking to a stop. Check the brake fluid level in the expansion tank and refill if necessary.

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