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Replacing brake pads

In short Im tired of getting screwed out of a ton of $ just to have my brake pads done. I know I could do it myself if someone could walk me through it. Ive learned how to do many things myself but have never tried the brake pads before. Any help would be great!

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  1. Don't set the parking break.
  2. Lift corner up to remove tire.
  3. Remove the two shoulder bolts on back of caliper .. .10mm I think.
  4. Pull caliper up and forward. Don't let it hank by the brake line.
  5. Remove pad, making sure to not lose the small clip that holds onto the ears of the pads.
  6. You need to get a special tool to screw in the piston that is on the caliper. This can be obtained for about $15 at most automotive store.
  7. Be careful to not tear the rubber piston boot when screwing piston back in ... go slow.
  8. Wipe caliper off of any dirt. Don't use compressed air. Use a small wire brush to remove any corrosion in the area where the pad ears go, if needed.
  9. Replace new pads into caliper and remount caliper onto rotor.
  10. Screw shoulder bolts back in. Don't force them as the shoulder fits into a hole in the backing plate. You should almost be able to screw them in by hand. tighten good
  11. Get in car and work parking brake about 5 times. This adjusts the pads to the rotors.
  12. Repeat on other side.

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this should leave the front brakes exposed

there are two slide bolts holding the caliper in place loosen both and remove

then wedge a screw driver between the inner pad and the rotor and lightly pry towards you to take some pressure off of the caliper

you should now be able to lift off the caliper it will still have the brake line attached to it so be sure to secure it to something ie a bungie strap to the suspension or something do not just let it hang by the brake line

slide out the old pads out of the caliper mounting braket

now take a caliper press and push the piston back into the brake caliper use the old inner pad do not push directly on the caliper piston (if you dont have a caliper press just substitute a c clamp it works fine)

if replacing the rotors remove the caliper bracket once again two bolts

remove the caliper bracket

remove rotor

Make Sure to inspect the caliper for leaks or damage

To install reverse and youll be done before you know it

Make sure to lube slide pins with a small amount of brake grease and make sure the caliper moves freely apon installation

After you have done both sides

set down car and slowly pump the brake pedal about 15 times to close the distance between caliper piston and brake pads thats all

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My front breaks need changed, and i would prefer to do it myself rather than have someone else do it, i used to service my old car, so i have some knowledge of it, but i was wondering if this was something...


This is something that can easily be done by yourself. You need to begin on a flat hard surface. Engage the parking brake and jack the front end of the car up and support it with jack stands. Open the hood and remove the cap from the brake fluid resevoir to allow pressure to be put back in when you close the caliper. Remove one of the tires. You will need a set of sockets and a C Clamp. You need to unscrew the slide pins and remove them. At this point you can pull the caliper off. Find somewhere to support it. Don't let it hang by the brake line or you will be in for some trouble. I don't know if you are going to replace the rotors or just the pads. If you are replacing the rotors you will need to remove the bracket that holds the brake pads in place. Pull out the old pads and dispose of them. You can then remove the rotor and slip the new one back on. Make sure you clean it real good with brake cleaner and don't touch the surface with your fingers. Replace the pad bracket and install the new pads. You now need to compress the piston on the caliper so you can slide it back over the new bigger pads. You can do this with a C clamp. Once you have the caliper compressed slip the rotor over the new pads and rotor. I like to clean the slide pins with an old tooth brush then re apply some slide pin grease. Re install the pins and tighten them up. Put the tire back on (don't forget to torque the lug nuts to specs, I think Pontiac is 100ft/lbs.) Just repeat the process on the other side and don't forget to put the cap back on the brake fluid resevoir!

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