Any special info needed to change all 4 brake pads on a Mazda RX8?
The back and front are different and the calipers are removed different ways. Other than that they should be like any other brake.
I just did this today and the "special" tools I found I needed were: a 7mm hexagonal (six-sided) bit socket (one that will fit onto a ratchet...there isn't enough room to use a hexagonal head screw driver) and that's really it. I assume that you have a ratchet set with metric sockets, brake lube, pads etc. This is an easy job don't worry.
How do you change the parking brake pads for a 2005 Jeep grand Cherokee and is the parking brake needed?
The parking brake pads are the same brake pads that stop your vehicle when you apply the brake petal. This is a mechanical system instead of a hydraulic one and so, yes, the parking break is needed in the event that the hydraulic system fails or in case you should have to change the tire. The last thing you want is to park on a hill and come out and find your vehicle at the…