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How to Replace Rear Brakes 2003 - 2007 Jeep Liberty

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Created on: 2014-01-26

Learn how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors with the help of the expert 1A mechanics in this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Pry off the wheel cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step 2 :Inspecting the Brakes
    • Check for gouges on both sides of the rotor
    • Check the thickness of the brake pads
    • Check the brake pad wear indicator
  3. step 3 :Removing the Brakes
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the caliper piston in with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads out of the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the rotor off
  4. step 4 :Preparing the New Brake Pads and Rotors
    • Clean the rotor with brake parts cleaner
    • Apply grease to the brake pad tabs
    • Clean the brake pad slides with a wire brush
    • Put an old pad in the caliper
    • Use a large C-clamp and the old pad to push the pistons back
    • Check that the caliper slides move freely
    • If necessary, apply grease to the caliper slides
  5. step 5 :Installing the New Brakes
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Install the new brake pads into the caliper
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the two 13mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to between 20 - 25 foot-pounds of torque
  6. step 6 :Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the wheel cover
  7. step 7 :Testing the Brakes
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed

  • Bearing Grease

    Large C-Clamp

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Torque Wrench

    Jack Stands


    Wire Brush

    Floor Jack

    Brake Parts Cleaner

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear brakes on this 2006 Jeep Liberty and we'll show you on the passenger side but the driver side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new brake pad and rotor kit from 1AAuto.com, flat blade screwdriver, 13mm and 19mm socket and ratchet, a torque wrench, jack and jack stands, a wire brush, brake cleaner, brake grease, and a large C-clamp.

If you have a wheel cover, you want to start off by removing it. If you don't have air-powered tools you want to loosen up these 19mm lug nuts while the vehicle's on the ground. Jack the vehicle up and then remove them the rest of the way.

Check your rotor for any deep gauges or indents. Ours is actually in decent condition. Then you want to check these brake pads. You can see we have a lot of life on ours.

Now, just remove these two 13mm bolts. Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry in on the caliper piston and this will make it easier to lift the caliper up and off, and now pry the caliper up, and then set it aside. Then pry out these brake pads. You just have to pry up the clips and then push them out of the caliper, and now your rotor just slides right off.

On the right, is the old rotor and brake pads. On the left, are the new ones from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they're going to mount exactly the same. Using brake cleaner, just wipe down your new rotor and then apply some brake grease to the tabs on either ends of your brake pads. Use a wire brush to clean up the brake pad slides.

Now, use a large C-clamp to push the caliper piston back down into place, and as you tighten it up, we will just push the piston down flat. You want to check these caliper slides, and if there isn't enough grease on them, so they're not moving freely, just fill it up right there. Then slide your new rotor into place, and then put your brake pads into your caliper. Now, when you replace your caliper you want to push the top part in first, and then the bottom. You want to make sure at the same that the caliper is going over the slides. As you can see, right here, he's checking the sides, making sure the caliper is going to go down over those. We're going to push this into place. Then, we're just going to fast forward here, as he replaces those two 13mm bolts and tighten them up to 20 to 25 foot-pounds.

We'll fast forward as Don's replacing the wheel and those lug nuts. Then, you want to tighten them up, preliminarily lower the vehicle and tighten them up the rest of the way. Then torque each of them in a crossing pattern to a 100 foot-pounds, and if you have a wheel cover replace it.Then repeat all that for the other side. You always want to do the brakes in pairs.

Then get in, pump your brakes a bunch of times and make sure you have a good solid pedal before you go out and road test the vehicle. Also, just do stops from five to ten miles an hour. Make sure the brake's working.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

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