Changing Brake Rotors (My Final Repair Job?)

  • Published: 31 October 2019
  • Changing Brake Rotors (My Final Repair Job?), Here's Why I Hate Car Dealerships, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. How to change brake pads and rotors. How to replace brake pads. How to replace rotors. Brakes removal, repair and inspection. Brake rotor replacement. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   3 weeks back

    Here’s Why Honest Mechanics Won’t Fix This Car:

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Common Sense
    2. 4k Camera:
    3. Camera Microphone:
    4. Camera Tripod:
    5. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    • Fernando cadena
      Fernando cadena  3 weeks back

      You should devote your life to continue to help people thank you

    • darkstar861
      darkstar861  3 weeks back

      Scotty, why don't you loosen the brake fluid reservoir cap before forcing the caliper pistons back ???

    • Tom Mak
      Tom Mak  3 weeks back

      Do not see any jack stands???????? Is the car just held up by the jack only ??????????

    • Abel N Vlogs
      Abel N Vlogs  3 weeks back

      Hey Scotty I got a 2006 Ford F2 50 turbo diesel every time when I hit the brakes I feel the truck shaking I don’t feel it in my steering wheel and I also don’t feel it on my brake pedal can you help me with that

    • Patrick Williams
      Patrick Williams  3 weeks back

      Scotty can you make a list of tools for entry level mechanics/technicians after trade school for first job.

  • Human Psychology Explained

    A faw handy tips.
    1, open the cap to your brake reservoir and suck out roughly a third of the fluid (it will make it easier to depress the brake cylinder and you'll not get brake fluid everywhere if it's full) Remember to top it back up before pumping the brakes back up and you'll not get any air in the lines.

    2, if you're going to clean the disk on the floor ALWAYS DO THE FACE FIRST (that way you'll not be putting the clean side on the floor like you just saw and the front face which never contacts the brakes is the only bit on the floor in the dirty residue, just makes it easier and more efficient on materials to clean) personally I just rip the box they come in in half and stand them upright to clean them and 9/10 there's only a tiny bit on the bottom to wipe off.

    3 DO NOT PUT GREASE ON YOUR PADS, YOU DON'T NEED IT AND IT DEFINITELY DOESN'T COME OUT OF THE FACTORY WITH THE AMOUNT YOU JUST SAW GO ON IF ANY AT ALL (take off the calliper carrier and wire brush the daylights out of the and use the back of the brush to tap any well stuck on bits of rust, it'll usually shock it off but of course do this before the disks go back on)

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with how Scotty did his work he just used things he didn't need to and put the face of the disk back into the dirty residue so it meant he had to clean it off more.

    Scotty is a good mechanic pay close attention to him and you'll learn a lot of very very handy information, you don't fix cars for as long as he has and not learn a lot of really handy time and money saving tips.

    • Gavin Williams
      Gavin Williams  1 weeks back

      You just left that sticky pin on the drivers side?

      • Ian
        Ian  1 weeks back

        weird scotty didn't free up and lube the stuck slide pin on the left side, he just hammered it back in\

        • XxVeNoMxX
          XxVeNoMxX  2 weeks back

          I always replace the guide pins with new grease when I do a new brake job.

          • Briceag Cătălin-Viorel

            You forgot to put the new brake pads clips...

            • Ros Kahuna
              Ros Kahuna  2 weeks back

              So many missed Tobey McGuire picture insert opportunities :P

              • Allenwrench
                Allenwrench  2 weeks back

                no secondary Jack Stand with your leg underneath the vehicle - very poor form Scotty.....

                • Graham Wells
                  Graham Wells  2 weeks back

                  Maybe a good idea to tell people that some makes and models have a single small screw to hold the disc/rotor in place if the car uses wheel bolts instead of nuts (if the vehicle doesnt have studs on the hub) so to line the holes on the rotor up with the holes for the wheel bolts (bell rung)

                  • Emmanuel Varela
                    Emmanuel Varela  2 weeks back

                    Stuck pin? Shouldve lubed it. Could be dry and stick again

                    • Karl Stellmacher
                      Karl Stellmacher  2 weeks back

                      Wow Great Job, But You Forgot Something, were is Your JACK STAND, SAFETY FIRST, My Friend Lost his Life Car Cane Down on Him and Knoe one Was Around To Help Him, I use to Do this all the Time Forget to put jack stand for Safety, Just My 2 Cents

                      • munozinni
                        munozinni  2 weeks back

                        Hello señor Scotty that was a great video ...real pro... I will keep it handy for when we need to fix a problem like that Thank you!!!

                        • Joe Costantino
                          Joe Costantino  2 weeks back

                          Since those rotors were stuck on i'm betting there was rust build up on the hubs, I didn't see him clean those off, I always use a fine or semi fine grit of sandpaper or one of those scotch brite pads (maroon color) and sometimes a wire brush to clean those off.

                          • Shop Grunt
                            Shop Grunt  2 weeks back

                            You need a shade tree in the driveway. If I did brakes like that, I'd be unemployed.

                            • boosted garage
                              boosted garage  2 weeks back

                              Where is he going ??

                              • Gildardo Rodriguez
                                Gildardo Rodriguez  2 weeks back

                                Like whenever you repair anything.

                                • TheTardis157
                                  TheTardis157  2 weeks back

                                  In my 2012 A3 you need to use a scan tool to retract the pistons to do a brake job. Otherwise the ABS will fight you and you won't be able to move the pistons at all. Makes it easy to service though. They're just floating calipers like these.

                                  • Jacob Rininger
                                    Jacob Rininger  2 weeks back

                                    Not using jack stands 👀

                                    • J Stihl
                                      J Stihl  2 weeks back

                                      That is not rust Scotty. I take extreme measures to combat rust. But it always finds a way. I hate living in the rust belt.

                                      • Rice Y
                                        Rice Y  2 weeks back

                                        Pump a few times until nice & hard. Got it.

                                        • Richard Santamaria
                                          Richard Santamaria  2 weeks back

                                          I use a C-clamp with the old pad installed instead of channelock pliers to push the piston back in.

                                          • Tom Williams
                                            Tom Williams  2 weeks back

                                            I'm like Scotty, I don't need no stinking jack stands

                                            • Seth Sampica
                                              Seth Sampica  2 weeks back

                                              do all cars have the same breaking concept

                                              • Paul Santos
                                                Paul Santos  2 weeks back

                                                1. You place the rotor on the concrete, then put it on the hub without wiping it.
                                                2. You push the caliper piston in with slip joint pliers (barely acceptable for DIY'ers, let alone a "professional" mechanic). The tool is like $4 at auto stores.
                                                3. No anti-seize between hubs and rotors and wheels.
                                                4. No slider lubrification shown.

                                                Do you actually want people to learn how to fix their cars properly? I'm not even being picky...

                                                • Ralph Spencer
                                                  Ralph Spencer  3 weeks back

                                                  Jack stand?

                                                  • jhonezcronic
                                                    jhonezcronic  3 weeks back

                                                    Damn I wish Scotty lived in my neighborhood.... 🙇🏾‍♂️

                                                    • michael baka
                                                      michael baka  3 weeks back

                                                      Scotty grabs his Big Whacker and gets to work!!! hahahahaha!!! Love ya, Scotty!

                                                      • Bart S
                                                        Bart S  3 weeks back

                                                        Nobody mentioned the fact he put that fancy rim on the ground with the good side down?

                                                        • Wally
                                                          Wally  3 weeks back

                                                          Scotty empowers his viewers with knowledge. Plus he's funny. One of the handful of channels I actually watch.

                                                          • ride probs
                                                            ride probs  3 weeks back

                                                            At first of the video. I thought scotty painted his car red lol

                                                            • jcherrera104
                                                              jcherrera104  3 weeks back

                                                              No one is going to ask why he put this is my final repair??

                                                              • Christopher Spiller
                                                                Christopher Spiller  3 weeks back

                                                                I guess you don’t need that bolt you just

                                                                • beebop shopbop
                                                                  beebop shopbop  3 weeks back

                                                                  Have you ever wore knee pads while doing all this? My knees would be dead without doing so.

                                                                  • Donald Weaver
                                                                    Donald Weaver  3 weeks back

                                                                    Should have checked the break fluid. Brake lines need to be checked also.

                                                                    • LMacNeill
                                                                      LMacNeill  3 weeks back

                                                                      Remember the good old days when the rotors had enough metal on them so you could machine out the warps, and re-use them? Nowadays they're throw-away items. It's ridiculous!

                                                                      • TheTardis157
                                                                        TheTardis157  2 weeks back

                                                                        The difference now is a lot of the time the machining and rotors cost about the same. Plus if it is warped and machined flat some areas of the rotor will be thinner than other spots and will warp again pretty quickly.

                                                                    • Jeep’n With Friends
                                                                      Jeep’n With Friends  3 weeks back

                                                                      You forgot that you need to lube the slide pins.

                                                                      • TOMAS
                                                                        TOMAS  3 weeks back

                                                                        WHAT DO YOU MEAN! by ,your final repair job ??

                                                                        • Jason Padron
                                                                          Jason Padron  3 weeks back

                                                                          How come a few months after changing my rotors and pads (all 4) it started pulsating and steering is shaking again

                                                                          • rob ant
                                                                            rob ant  3 weeks back

                                                                            Damn I thought I just needed to balance my tires but now I feel like I need new brakes too 😔

                                                                            • Nikolay Mutev
                                                                              Nikolay Mutev  3 weeks back

                                                                              where the jack is lifting?

                                                                              • Terence Jay
                                                                                Terence Jay  3 weeks back

                                                                                I recently replaced the discs/rotors on my BMW 320i E46. I used some new fully-coated discs that prevent the non-contact areas becoming rusty. The off-white coating is friable so the pad wears it off after a very short distance. They looked good, so I put a set on a Mitsubishi Colt. Worth the extra few ££.

                                                                                • dasteufelhund
                                                                                  dasteufelhund  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Done in ten minutes. Off to beer.

                                                                                  • daddyjohn2007
                                                                                    daddyjohn2007  3 weeks back


                                                                                    • techguy127 Com
                                                                                      techguy127 Com  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Does changing the brake rotors legally include tightening the lug nuts? A Michigan appeals court says no.. Lol .. :-)

                                                                                      • Marc N
                                                                                        Marc N  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Omg anti-seize or brake lube used.....professional techs like my self laugh at this guy.

                                                                                        • Dee M
                                                                                          Dee M  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I always clean the hubs and the caliper bracket grooves also.

                                                                                          • Tim Gloshen
                                                                                            Tim Gloshen  3 weeks back

                                                                                            The rotors could be warped from heat they could have got hot because they slide pin was sticking and causing brake pad to drag and causing rotor to heat up

                                                                                            • Tim Gloshen
                                                                                              Tim Gloshen  3 weeks back

                                                                                              glad to see somebody noticed he did not pull the slide pins clean them and lubricate them which is a major cause of brake pad failure