If your Dodge Avenger’s brake pads are feeling a little worn, it is time to replace them.
There are three basic ways to change the brake pads: using a wrench, using pliers and wrenches, or by pulling out the old pads and putting in new ones. Here is how each method works:
First use a wrench to unscrew the bolts that hold on the caliper (the metal part that holds the pad).
Next remove the old pads by gently pushing them off of the rotors with your fingers or an object like a screwdriver. Be careful not to scratch or dent them while they’re being removed.
Finally, clean all of the dirt, grease and other substances off of both sides of new brake pads before fitting them onto the rotors exactly like you did with the old ones- making sure there are no wrinkles or creases in between.
Brake Pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger
Make sure to install new brake pads on your 2012 Dodge Avenger when they are required by the manufacturer.
If you don’t have time to do this yourself, a mechanic can usually do it for you very quickly and cheaply. Sometimes, brake pad wear is caused by things other than just driving; for example, if you live in an area with lots of salt or snow use on the roads.
If this is the case and your brakes still aren’t functioning at their best, bring your car into a mechanic as soon as possible so that they can inspect them and replace any necessary parts as needed.
Tools You Need to Replace Brake Pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger
If you’re looking to replace your brake pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger, you’ll need the following tools: a wrench, an Allen key, and some brake fluid.
First, loosen the screws that hold the brake pad in place. Then remove it and replace it with the new one. Tighten the screws once again to ensure proper installation.
- Brake Pads
- Rotor Tool
- Cylinder Head Removal and Installation Tools (if applicable)
- 12-Point sockets
- 10mm socket
- 8 mm socket or wrench
- Torque Wrench
How To Change Brake Pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger
If you’re looking to replace your brake pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger, you’ll need the following tools: a wrench and socket set, jack and lug wrench, ratchet and extension cord. First, remove the front wheel by loosening the bolts around it.
Next, use the wrench to loosen the two screws that hold in the brake pad holders. Once they are free, pull out both pads easily. Replace them with new ones using the same procedure. Finally, re-attach everything by tightening down these screws
Identification of the Brake Pad
Before you can begin to replace the brake pads, you need to first identify which part is causing the issue. This can be done by looking at your car’s service manual or using a diagram available online.
Removal and Replacement of the Brake Pads
Now that you have identified which parts are causing the problem, it’s time to remove them. To do this, start by removing any screws that are holding on the pad itself.
Be sure to use a Phillips screwdriver in order to avoid stripping any of these screws.
Once those screws are removed, simply lift out the brake pad and replace it with a new one.
Cleaning and Lubrication of All Mechanisms Related to Brakes
Once your brakes have been replaced, it is important that all mechanisms related to braking are properly cleaned and lubricated in order for them to work properly again afterwards.
Make sure not only does each wheel receive proper attention but also all moving parts within your brakes such as cables, pistons and pins – just about everything really.
Installation of New Brake Shoes/Drums/Cables
Finally, once everything has been cleaned and lubricated, we must install new shoes (or drums), cables or both on each side if applicable depending on what type of brakes were installed originally.
Again, make sure there is plenty of lube applied throughout the installation so things will move smoothly afterward.
Before you start working on your car, it’s important to make sure that all of the systems are functioning properly and there are no signs of damage.
A test drive will help you determine if any repairs need to be made before beginning work.
When To Change Brake Pads on a 2012 Dodge Avenger
If you’re having difficulty braking, it may be time to replace your brake pads. Brake pads are a worn or damaged part that helps stop the car. Replacing them will help improve your braking performance and lifespan.
Brake Pedal Feels Spongy
Brake pads can wear down over time and cause a loss of braking power. If you notice that your brake pedal doesn’t seem to be stopping the car as sharply or if it seems spongy, it may be time to replace your brakes.
You Hear Grinding Noises
If your brakes are starting to grind, this is an indication that they are worn out and will need to be replaced soon.
Grinding sounds usually come from metal on metal contact which indicates that something needs to be fixed in order for your brakes to work properly again.
Wheels Start Turning
When your tires don’t have good grip on the pavement, they can start spinning even when you try hard not to stop at a red light or stop sign – this is usually caused by bad brake pads and should definitely be addressed as soon as possible.
Pads Squeal During Braking/Accelerating
If you hear squealing noises when you’re trying to slow down or speed up, then there’s a very high chance that either one (or both) of your pads have gone bad – typically these problems happen around 100K miles but can go much further depending on how severe the issue is.
How Much Do Brake Pads Cost for a 2012 Dodge Avenger?
The average price for brake pads for a 2012 Dodge Avenger is $115 to $300 per axle.
What Size Rotors Are on a 2012 Dodge Avenger?
The 2012 Dodge Avenger has a set of medium-sized rotors.
What Size Rotors Are on a 2010 Dodge Avenger Rt?
The 2010 Dodge Avenger Rt comes with two different rotor sizes, 10.4 and 11.0.
What Size Rotors Are on a 2010 Chrysler Sebring?
The 2010 Chrysler Sebring has rotors that are 16 inches in diameter.
If your 2012 Dodge Avenger needs new brake pads, changing them is an easy task that can be done by yourself. The proper tools and instructions are provided with the pads to make the job easier.
Remember to use a level surface when working on your car so you don’t damage anything else in the process.
Procedure for changing brake pads follows: remove the wheel, loosen screws (included), pull off old pad, replace with new one, tighten screws.
Always replace all four pads at once as they wear down over time – trust us on this one. After completing this simple task your car will stop much more smoothly and quickly than before and that’s always good news.