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Old 03-19-2020, 10:30 AM   #1
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Acme Eze Tow Brake Pads.

Does anyone know of a different supplier except for EzeTow to purchase brake pads? $90 plus shipping seems a bit steep.



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Old 03-19-2020, 10:37 AM   #2
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Wow, my Stehl Tow pads were $11. at NAPA

Used on a 2001 Buick, I think.

Maybe get one off and see if there are any part numbers on them. Then Google the number.
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My Acme dolly uses the same pads that come from a 1997-2000 Kia Sephia.. The little metal warning tab on the pad needs to be cut off.

I have a writeup on my old Mirada web site. This has some special procedures to make replacing the pads easier.

Acme Brakes and Axle – 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB


I had a wheel seal leak and was causing one of the brakes to hang.. There was a sharp edge on one of the sleeves and it damaged the seal. The sleeve was cleaned up, a new seal installed, and new pads installed.
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My Acme dolly uses the same pads that come from a 1997-2000 Kia Sephia.. The little metal warning tab on the pad needs to be cut off.

I have a writeup on my old Mirada web site. This has some special procedures to make replacing the pads easier.

Acme Brakes and Axle 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB


I had a wheel seal leak and was causing one of the brakes to hang.. There was a sharp edge on one of the sleeves and it damaged the seal. The sleeve was cleaned up, a new seal installed, and new pads installed.

I thank you so much for sharing this. I checked the pads, and the right side the pads were in great shape, but the on the left side, the pad that is stationary is almost wore out. i like the drilling the hole for the bottom caliper bolt idea and being able to purchase cheaper pads.



Again, Thank you, Walter!
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I had a bad oil seal on the axle, this allowed lube oil to leak out and jam the caliper on one side. Make sure to look at this.
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I had no trouble getting the bottom bolt of the caliper. it was the top bolt that i needed to notch a bit of the angle iron to get the hex socket to work. Acme must have changed their design somewhat.



I got both sides apart, cleaned and waiting for new pads for tomorrow afternoon.
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I bought the actual UFP pads from Eastern Marine IRC. they were competitively priced.
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Another glitch i found. Most metric hex wrench sets do not have a 7mm, which is what is needed for the caliper bolts. I have one for a 3/8 drive, but the hex part was too short. I had to go to NAPA and purchase a longer one for a 3/8 drive. The hex part of the "socket" is around 2" long, which worked out perfectly.
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I bought the actual UFP pads from Eastern Marine IRC. they were competitively priced.

thanks for the info. You are correct. i paid the same price at Auto Zone as I could have got them at Eastern Marine.
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