I have a Ford Tempo which needs its brakes fixed. I am going to try & do it
myself. I did so--with a more experienced friend--last year with another car
Side-note: I've had to fix brakes every single year, though I've owned
different cars. I'm hoping to keep this car awhile just so I don't have to
fix brakes every year. This should be an every 5-year thing, this is
As I see it, I need these parts
*front brake pads, about $17
front rotor, $50 (25 a piece)
I think last time bearings were involved, too.
What else would I need?
Laugh at me if you will, but for doing BOTH front wheels I'm trying to keep
it right at $100. I think having to spend $300 for brakes is extremely
expensive, EXTREMELY expensive.
But anyway we've been riding on them about 2 weeks or so like this. There
was NO warning, just one day--bam!, metal grinding metal, just like that.
What tools will I need besides a rachet set, the tire changer, jack, and
And step-by-step instructions--if there's a website that does this, fine. I
did so this with my friend last year, but afraid I'll miss some steps.
Thanks a LOT. I plan to do this tomorrow sometime.