Question about 1995 Cadillac DeVille
I'm looking to do this job myself and would like to know the steps involved and maybe rate on a 1 to 10 difficulty with 10 being the hardest. Also if there is a site where I could see a diagram of the steps that would be very helpful. ( a pictures worth a thousand words) Thank you in advance
It is very difficult to rate the degree when i don't know your level of mechanical expertise.
The step involved are as follows, doing one wheel at a time
1. of course jack up car and remove tire
2. Loosen the bolts (two) that hold the brake caliper over the rotor. These bolts are sometimes regular bolts and sometimes you need a large Allen wrench to remove them
3. Remove the brake Caliper from the rotor and fasten it to the car with a piece of rope. It will still have the Hydraulic hose attached to it and tying it to the car keeps the hose from being stressed.
4. Remove the two brake pads. They are usually different, one for the inside and one for the outside.
4a. check the wear on the rotor. If it has heavy wear grooves you should probable have them turned
at an auto parts store.
5. Raise the hood and locate the master cylinder. Loosen or remove the master cylinder cover.
6. Take a 6 inch C clamp and a flat piece of metal, (like a file or something that you can use with the
C clamp to compress the hydraulic cylinder back to it's original position. You have to do this so the new pads will fit on to the rotor. As the pads wear down the cylinder gradually does not return to its original position.
7.install the new brake pads in the caliper and mount the caliper back on to the rotor.Insert and tighten the mounting bolts. reinstall the tire.
8. repeat for the other side.
It may sound complicated but the onl tricky part is compressing the cylinder but once you do it and see how it works, the rest is pretty sttraight forward.
Hope this helps Loringh
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