Brakes question

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
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DCS
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Brakes question

Post by DCS » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:47 am

Was hoping to head East with the Delica but the brakes are starting to squeak. Ive been searching the forum but couldn't find a step by step for front and rear brakes. If anyone can help me out or point me in the right direction would be so awesome. (and suggestions for best place to buy parts in Vancouver. i live in East Van and the Delica is still mobile.) I've never done brakes on any vehicle before so any help would be great. Bought this thing so i can learn to do the work myself. if i get some time I'm hoping to take some shots and create a catalogue of things so i can remember for myself what was done and how to do it again. not sure if that will help anyone but Its gotta be done or else ill be back here asking the same dumb questions.

Thanks ahead.

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Brakes question

Post by izack98 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:54 pm

A quick look in the Technical reference Library shows this tutorial for the front brakes:
viewtopic.php?f=97&t=408

And this video:
viewtopic.php?f=97&t=16959

Ensure you have a look at the rubber brake hoses and steel brake lines for cracks/leaks/wear.
Have a look at the pads on both sides and ensure they are wearing evenly. If one side is worn much more than the other, this may indicate a seized caliper. In which case you should replace both.
Check for deeper grooves in the rotors and drums - which may indicate the need for replacement or machining.
If replacing the pads, it may be a good idea to resurface those anyway (within allowable tolerances).

Coombs Country Auto is a good place to order parts online.
http://www.ccautos.ca/

I found that Rising Sun Auto has a good selection of parts locally. Steven is very helpful.
There are others as well. I go there because it is located pretty close to me. It's not too far of a drive from East Van.
http://rs-import.ca/index.php

If you search the forum you should find a cross reference to brake parts other than Mitsubishi. If you have time to search/phone around you can sometimes find them cheaper.

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Brakes question

Post by mcmastai » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:09 pm

I too am looking for info on the rear brakes! The front are fairly straightforward as brakes go, but I've never replaced shoes. Will report back if I find something/attempt it myself :-D
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Brakes question

Post by Growlerbearnz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:50 pm

mcmastai wrote:I've never replaced shoes.
It's fairly straightforward, there should be videos galore. Before disassembly just make note of which spring goes where, which holes they are fitted to, and how they're oriented. Or replace one side at a time, and use the other side as reference when reassembling.
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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Brakes question

Post by helibrian » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:59 pm

When doing back brakes do 1 side at a time that way you have Chinese blueprint. Have a look before you start to see if your wheel cylinder is leaking. Front brakes are very simple just make sure if you always add brake fluid when you push the Pistons back in the fluid will overflow.

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