Disc brake challenge: easy enough for a 13-year-old???

Friday, July 31, 2009 by David Horvath
Automotive repair, even on newer vehicles is nothing to be afraid of. To prove my point, I'm going to post a series of reports about my son.

He's 13 and he will be performing his first brake job.  If he can do it with a few simple hand tools, you can too!

The vehicle in question is our family's 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. Last weekend he replaced a bad ABS sensor lead and this week he will be installing a new set of ATE Premium One brake rotors and a set of Hawk HPS performance brake pads on the front. He will also be flushing the fluid and replacing it with ATE SL.6 Brake fluid. 

I'll be standing by, taking photos, and documenting his progress. Stay tuned for the play-by-play in the coming week.  Here's a list of some of the items he will be using:

ATE Premium One Slotted Rotors

ATE SL.6 Brake Fluid

Hawk HPS Brake Pads

Tire Rack Aluminum Service Jack

Gorilla Adjustable Torque Wrench

Gorilla Power Wrench

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