i changed out my front brakes today and decided to do a write up on it even though most of WF probably knows how to change out the disc brakes. first off i dont recommend doing this job when nobody else is around, play it safe. plus a second pair of hands is always nice to have. first off all the tools you will need.
1. a jack.
2. a jack stand.
3. 13mm socket and wrench or box end wrench.
4. vice grips.
5. tire iron.
1. steel wool.
2. jewelers screwdriver.
3. six pack of beer.
4. some alice in chains to jam to.
first off chalk off the back tires and release the emergency brake then re-engage it. releasing the e brake will let the jeep roll back and sit tight on the chalks. next loosen the lug nuts of the first front tire you plan on changing. next is to figure out where you are going to jack it up from.
i chose to jack it up from my rock guard. if you do it like i did make sure that your rear right tire is blocked off very well since the left rear tire will probably leave the ground when raising it up.
so next is to get your jack stand lined up under the axel on the side you plan on working on first. once thats done lower the jack down so the full weight of the jeep is on the jack stand. its very important to make sure the jack stand is lined up right or the jack stand wont be level with the ground. once you get the jack stand supporting the full weight of the jeep, remove the lug nuts and take off the wheel.
you'll have to remove the caliper to get the brake pads out.
ive circled the bolts that hold the caliper on. they are on the backside of the rotor.