Brake lining is rough material installed on brake pads, which works to stop the car when the brakes are applied via the force of friction. This rough material is forced against the disc or wheel drum, depending on the type of brake, and works to stop the car in a specified amount of time. Due to the nature of its application, the lining material will wear off after a period of time and needs to be urgently replaced to ensure proper braking. This article will deal with the reinstallation of brake lining that is installed using lining adhesive.
Step 1 – Take Appropriate Precautions
Replacing brake lining involves dismantling an entire braking system, which is an arduous process. Wear gloves, safety glasses and a facemask for protection against the components that you will be working with. Be cautious while using the press for curing the adhesive and read through the instructions manual before using the device. Carefully work with all components to ensure that they are not damaged and use a hammer lightly; excessive pounding is not required. Park the car on an even surface before attempting to work on the brakes.
Step 2 – Removing the Tire
The nuts that secure the tire with the drive shaft need to be loosened—and not removed—by a wrench. Find a comfortable position to work and apply sufficient force to loosen the nuts. After this is done, raise the car on its jack and remove all the nuts by hand. Carefully pull out the tire by raising it a bit and put it against the wall. Make sure that you wear gloves while doing this in order to protect your fingers from the rough rubber and sharp inner metal rim.
Step 3 – Dissecting the Brake
The brakes are composed of a service compartment that can be accessed by removing the brake cover. This cover is held in place usually by nuts that are to be removed by using the appropriate wrench in order to gain access to the brake pads. After this is done, remove the pins that hold the brake pads in place by using a hammer and pull out the plates.
Step 4 – Replacing the Brake Lining
Remove the old lining by following the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Once this is done, clean the brake with brake cleaner and apply sparing amounts of the brake lining adhesive. This is a very strong adhesive that needs to be cured to ensure proper bonding. Apply the new brake lining and place the pad in a pressure press for a couple of hours to ensure that the glue has properly cured and bonded with the lining. Once this is done, all you need to do is carry on the same procedure for the second brake pad. Reinstall the brake pads by following the steps above in reverse order.