Baby got new shoes…

new brake shoesAs the title said, baby got new shoes. It was time that I got around to putting new brakes on the van. To be honest it was long over due and this type of maintenance should never be neglected, but since this van was not a daily driver I kept putting it off. Since purchasing the van, it would pull to the left, as well as wobbling, and vibration when braking . That told me that the brakes needed attention, and asap..I purchased replacement pads in December 2017, and finally got around to replacing them this past weekend. It was a PITA but I prevailed. After two trips to the parts store – once because the brakes I purchased in December were the wrong part, and the second because one of the calipers was damaged which was actually the cause of my issues, A Sticking Caliper.  So after a few back and forth trips to the parts store, Big Mo not only got New Brake pads, but also new Calipers. Because I had to replace the Calipers, that meant I would also have to bleed the brakes. Something I had never done before. After finding a helper to depress the brake pedal, I was able to get the brakes bleed and now my baby stops on a dime. Yippie! Next up I will change the oil and flush the radiator, I will then put this baby on the road to see how she handles.

Until Next time.