Replacing Front Pads UFO's

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Mar 9 14:35:41 EST 2005

> From: todnad at
> Found some great step by step instructions on and chris millers
> sight on how to replace pads & calipers on the rear but nothing regarding the
> fronts.
> Anyone have step by step instructions/what to look out for/necessary tools
> before starting regarding the front pads.
Have you checked your Bentley?  Pretty straight forward.

> Have UFO's, calipers are still in
> good shape, just got new mintex reds and new sensors.
How do you know that the calipers are in good shape, fluid flushed
biennially, religiously since new, or a recent caliper overhaul?
IMO, don't bother with new wear sensors.  Leave them off, cut the old sensor
connectors off and solder the wire ends together.  The passive wear sensors
are much more reliable.
> I have a rebuilt front half shaft going in and need to do the front pads while
> I have the wheels off.  Car just hit 150k - anything else I should do (control
> arm bushings, brake lines, etc.?)
Adding much to the job, but your wheel bearings need relubing at 150K.


> Any help appreciated.
> Thanks Again,
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