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This is a video showing a procedure you can use start to finish to aid you in replacing your front and rear pads and rotors on your 2008 Suzuki XL7.
Parts used in video:
Front rotor # YH145693
Rear rotor # YH145694
Front pad # Wearever Platinum Professional PXD1264H
Rear pad # Wearever Platinum Professional PXD1275H
Brake parts cleaner #W7341
Permatex Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant #09973
Castle Muscle Grease # C1606
Fluid Film Powerful Rust & Corrosion Protection # 00207
All parts can be purchased online or at Advance Auto except for the Castle products.
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50 thoughts on “Replace all disc brake pads and rotors – suzuki xl7”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Smith says:

    Hello. Thanks so much for your channel!

    I'm watching some of your old videos and I wonder what your opinion is on using anti-seize on the caliper brackets below the hardware clips versus the grease that you use? Why is the grease a better option for preventing rust buildup or to keep the pad from binding?

    Also, no grease at all on the pad ears and hardware? Wouldn't it help it move more freely?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Caldwell says:

    I like his consistency video to video. Says alot on his brake jobs

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Carlson says:

    I love your vids man. Thank you for letting us look over your shoulder and giving us such simple useful awesome material

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Very informative And Entertaining Brake Job Eric O nice work as always @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stacy Dornan says:

    Old vid I've never seen, No wonder Eric O still around,he the best teacher of car repair still to this day in 22

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Gow says:

    Have come a long way..

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Taylormade2350 says:

    It's crazy watching these older videos and seeing how you've evolved over the years on YouTube.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Condo Guy says:

    Excellent video. Very helpful information.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    It's okay to push the Pistons in without breeding them. First you should take the cover off your master cylinder and place a rag underneath it. If you have ever topped off that Reservoir during the life of those brake pads your Reservoir will be too full and some brake fluid will run out. If you leave the top on you and take a chance of damaging the seal due to pressure and the reservoir.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seblabombe says:

    It happened to me that even after cleaning up the caliper braket , i had pads that were really hard to slide on the hardware. I've grinded the ends of the pads to that they move more freely. I guess i should return them and try a different brand?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rolando Reyes says:

    You don't put a little lube on the pad to hardware bracket surface?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blazeandcyrus says:

    Moly-Denim? Is that an early SMA'ism? really cool seeing this 'classic' SMA videos.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Asap Rulers says:

    Just did a 2015 Toyota, had no lube in the slide pins crazy

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Wild says:

    Always enjoy these videos . They are very detailed . Keep up the great work . Thanks

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Hicks says:

    if you dont have an air hammer just use an SDS drill on chisel mode ! /UK

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars norman graves says:

    good info but my xl7 rotor looks nothing like that (2002) with 4 wheel drive

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Fernandez says:

    Best video from MSA so far. Most detailed and best explanation very well delivered. Great general brake replacement tutoring for any car. Thumbs up. Keep them coming

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Thompson says:

    The top caliper retainer bolt doesn't need to be removed. The bottom retainer bolt can be removed and the caliper swung up and pull the slider and all out of the bracket. The first thing done before removing any bolts should have been to pry the caliper back to give the pads room to clear the rotor when swinging it up and out of the way. Relining sliders before reassembly is always recommended. That is a great caliper tool. Never crack a bleeder to push the caliper back, if it doesn't push back easily, it's possible it needs to be replaced. A little lube goes a long way on the sliders. That hardware doesn't need to be replaced every time unless completely rusted, bent or broken. Very few pad replacement kits issue this hardware at all. It's less common to need to replace them. Clean them with a wire brush and brake cleaner, lube them with any brake parts lube. You don't lube before the hardware goes on either, only the parts where the pads make contact need lube. It is easier to mount the pads once the caliper bracket is reinstalled back on the vehicle and the rotor is already in place.
    Cleaning rotors with brake parts cleaner to remove the oil coat before installation is better because any rust prevention methods used prior can be cleaned away if sprayed after installation. The oil coat is there to help prevent rust on the rotor while it sits on a shelf waiting to be used.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Clifford says:

    Your thoughts on ceramic brake pad break-in procedures would NOT be boring in any way shape or form!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gwegg's List says:

    Discovered your channel a month ago while looking for a reason why my wife's 2012 Honda Pilot front brakes were squeaking after I changed them 6 months ago. Your video's show lots of great details that others seem to skip. I did swap out the pads again (before finding your channel) and the squeak is gone but one step I missed was removing the rust from the wheel hub & caliper pistons and the 3 little spots on the caliper and applying some anti seize. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Any recommendations on a good brake hub resurfacing kit? Found an OTC (8342) on Amazon but it looks like it is made out of plastic and probably won't last too long. Also, would Permatex 09128 Copper Anti-Seize be a decent alternative to Castle Muscle Grease?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Dyckman says:

    Best brake pad and rotor replacement on the internet!!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Boyne says:

    Good job, I get a lot of good tips from you. Thank you

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angele Marks-Daniels says:

    Hi everyone, My name is Angele and I work for PARKWAY SUZUKI in Dover Ohio. I can order and ship all the OEM Suzuki parts for you. 330-364-9054

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Kool video well done

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chuy lee says:

    I know it's an old video but you answered all my questions. Thank you!!! I'm bowing now😀

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hold Short Runway 27 says:

    Just came across this vid in Nov 2020. Make sure you pump your brakes a few times or your gonna go for one helluva ride back down your driveway ! Lol

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pod says:

    THAT CALIPER HANGING OW OW OW OW

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    i feel hes got more comfortable, i would be nervous my self they first few videos if i was starting videoing

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hammy S says:

    Do you guys not have car washes in NY State??? Here is MB it gets down to -40c, with lots on snow and ice on the roads. They use a lot of salt, maybe even more than in NY State. But here we wash our vehicles at least once per week, usually twice per week and never do the vehicles get as bad as I have seen on your videos. Yes, they are worse than non cold weather states/provinces, but nothing like the vehicles in your videos!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracie Tarinelli says:

    Thank you for your video. 🙂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Predrag Šinko says:

    Great job

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The_Other _Seto_Kaiba says:

    Dare someone to dab all that onto their teeth.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cristian Claudio says:

    About to do this, on this car, next week. Thanks

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Panther Platform says:

    I almost always use the air hammer to loosen rotors. I pray that the rear rotors come off without having to adjust the parking brakes so they clear the ridge inside.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DriveAndMaintain says:

    The hallmark of a good teacher is when they fully explain the process, every single time. Even if this is the first video you ever watched on the channel you still get all the good advice you need. It's so frustrating when a Youtuber explains something once in an early video and then just assumes everyone got the message.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars litehouse6 says:

    Another excellent video Eric. Do you ever reuse rotors?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ronnie cisco says:

    I like how you explain what is wrong on the obd11 machine and dos and don'ts

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ronnie cisco says:

    I never see him work on Nissan trucks

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ronnie cisco says:

    Dose he work on Nissan titan trucks

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyrone Johnson says:

    I've become a far better "Home Mechanic" thru every minute of every video on your channel. Thank you so much. Say hi to Mrs. O when you get a chance, I'll be by for lunch the next time I'm in New York! lol

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    Also, with the other channels he got, i think he just want attention

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    I think eric o should go back to these kind of videos, no excesive intro or brake clean intro, no need for all that

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Frey says:

    wow that is a rusty totor

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Ruiz says:

    This has to be the best tutorial I have ever watched. Thank You!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ez says:

    Eric, what is that right angle impact you used in the video?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Pickel says:

    Love your videos!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hien Vuong says:

    Great instruction and very clear, good job, thank you your sharing video.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Kokott says:

    Great job 👍 mr.south no need for sound effects keep up the good work