or air compressor (to clean as you go along)
all parts and tools, make sure you have all parts before you begin.
may want to loosen the wheel lugs prior to start just in case they are
"frozen" if that is the case, just bring your BMW to the
local tire/gas station to have it loosen and of course tightened back
you are ready to go! Jack up your car (remember to follow ALL safety
instructions by the vehicle manufacturer.
the sockets to remove the wheel and remove the anti rattle clip. On
sides with the brake pad sensor, remove the connection to the brake
the Caliper guide bolts (caps too)
the Caliper (if the caliper does not slide right now, which is usually
the case, use the C-clamp to clamp the solid part of the caliper to
the face of the rotor, the caliper will be easily removed)
support to the caliper so that it does not hang on its own and thus
destroying the brake hose. (try to use something better than what is
picture to hold the caliper!)
the brake pads from the caliper
the set screw and remove the brake rotor carefully (its heavy!). A
rubber hammer maybe needed as the rotor maybe seized to the hub,
up the area around the wheel hub flange with the air compressor or
just a simple brush.
the new rotor onto the wheel hub and install a new set screw to hold
the rotor in place.
up the rotor with a clean cloth or brake cleaners
the mounting bracket for the caliper.
the caliper piston using a C-clamp into the caliper and make sure its
the brake pads into the Caliper, installed the inner pad then install
the outer brake pad.
this is done, remember to install the new brake pad sensor and connect
it to the brake pad.
the caliper over the brake disc, install the guide bolts and the anti
the mounting location, apply some anti seize compound, do make sure
that it does not get onto the rotor surface (where the brake pad
sure everything is in its proper location and secured.
the wheel and lower your BMW back down.... Work on the other wheels
and follow the same guidelines....
done....TAKE SOME NICE PICTURES :) and you just saved yourself a few