Now that I had already taken apart the driver's side brakes, the passenger side came apart quite quickly. That is, after I was done building myself some shade! The sun comes around to the passenger side quite early in the day and it's too hot to be sitting and working in the sun like that so I found a tarp in Sal's garage and fashioned myself some shade.
Sherman, undergoing an operation.
So I got the brake caliper off, and noticed that one of pads was worn quite a bit more than the other. So much so that the built in wear indicator was what was causing the squealing noise. So we're going to need to go into town and see if the auto parts store there can get us the parts that we need. Should be interesting! If they can't get them, we could go into the city of Sahuayo where I know they have recently opened a brand new Autozone store. And even then, they may have to order them in, so we'll see. As a last resort, we could get Barb and Sal to pick up what we need on their way back through the states next week. So I'm going to take the old pads in to town this morning and see what the story is on parts availability.
Hmm. Are we having fun yet??!!
I hope this guy knows what he's doing!
Some new campers showed up yesterday! Peter and Barbara are from Germany and have come with their KIA campervan. It looks similar to a VW campervan with the pop up roof. They had the unit shipped across the Atlantic to Halifax in early June and have already been all across Canada, up to Alaska, down the Pacific coast through Baja and now into mainland Mexico. They say they are due for a break so they're thinking about spending a whole month here just to relax. Sounds like a good idea to us!