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Old 12-31-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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I bought a 2005 Ion 3 5spd....I have changed the fuel filter, oil, oil filter, cabin filter, spark plugs, and now transmission fluid...When I took off the drivers side front wheel the caliper has grooves and the pads look shot. I went to 1aauto and saw numerous front brake sets.....Is there anybody who can steer me in the right directions for front brakes and rotors? What else should I do while changing these out?

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:12 PM   #2
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For every day driving, plain brake pads and rotors. If never done, replacing brake fluid is recommended for the brake system. You can tell how old brake fluid is. If its dark brown or black its old. Fresh DOT-3 brake fluid is light honey colored. When disc brake pads are replaced, the pistons are always pressed back into home position. This forces brake fluid back into brake lines and return to the brake master cylinder. Brake fluid absorbs moisture all the time - the cap is vented - brake fluid level drops when calipers fill up from pad wear (pistons extend). If you are familiar with brake fluid replacement, this is a good time to flush the system and replace old fluid. All four wheels. If not familiar, pay a brake shop to do it.

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Old 12-31-2017, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I was going to change the fluid also. This is a great sight and I have learned a lot about my Ion

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Clean your Throttle Body. Its pretty simple to do with some carb/throttle cleaner. Just take it off and spray clean it. Research how to clean it esp if you high miles.

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Did that last weekend...Easy job

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Did you notice it run any better? How did the brakes turn out?

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The brakes from 1AAuto work great and I bought the car with 121K on it. First tank was 23.5 after fluid change fuel injector cleaner and throttle body cleaned the last tank was 26.5...

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