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    How to check if brakes need to be replanced on my saturn vue 2002 3.0L V6. Does it has only front or rare or both brakes? What parts needs to be purchased and how to replace the brakes?

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Do one brake at a time, use the other side as a guide to put back togeather, that is the best way, PERIOD.

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