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2001 Saturn SL disc brake solutions

See multiple posts re: early disc failure and pulsations. Has anyone come up with a disc/pad combo that works well on these cars?

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Check out Saturn enthusiasts forums. They should know.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

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SOURCE: what kind of brakes are in the rear of a 1999 saturn SL

1999 Saturn SL brakes = front disc and rear drum.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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What about rear brakes, have those been checked out? sometimes even a drum can warp, it could also be an imbalaced tire, maybe even an untrue rim. normally bouncing comes from an imbalance somewhere.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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Rear Disc Brakes Pads Removal & Installation L4-2.2L (Vin F) & V6-3.0L (Vin R) To Remove:
WARNING
Ensure that vehicle is securely supported before lifting. To help avoid personal injury when a vehicle is not on a hoist provide additional support for the vehicle on the opposite end from where components are being removed. Ensure that the lift does not contact fuel or brake lines.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section
  2. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheel and tire assemblies but do not remove the lug nuts
  3. Raise and support the vehicle
  4. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies
  5. Drive out the brake pad retaining pins from outside-to-inside then remove the pins and retaining spring sat_car_30_r_brk-pd_ret-pns.gif

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  6. Remove the brake pads
  7. Inspect the following:
    • Brake pad retaining pins for deterioration or damage; replace as needed
    • Brake pad retaining spring for deterioration or damage; replace as needed
    • Brake caliper piston seal for leakage or damage; overhaul the caliper as needed
To Install:
NOTE: Never replace brake pads on one side of axle only. Left and right side brake pads must be replaced only as axle sets.
  1. Install the new brake pads onto the caliper
  2. Apply a small amount of silicone grease to the retaining pins NOTE: Check to ensure that the brake pads move freely in the guide.
  3. Install the brake pad retaining spring then drive the brake pad retaining pins in from inside outward sat_car_30_brk-pd-ret-sprngs.gif

    NOTE:Before installing the wheel and tire assemblies remove rust or corrosion from wheel mounting surfaces and brake rotors. Failure to do so can cause wheel bolts to loosen in service.
  4. Install the wheel and tire assemblies
  5. Lower the vehicle to the ground
  6. Torque the lug nuts as follows:
    • First Pass: Torque to 46 lb-ft. (63 Nm)
    • Second Pass: Torque to 92 lb-ft. (125 Nm)
    CAUTION
    If this operation is not carried out brakes will not operate properly during initial brake applications.
  7. Prior to operating the vehicle depress the brake a few times until the brake pads are seated against the rotor
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Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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Don't know the answer but consider a few things

You now have newer model saturn
That means totally different electronics,
throughout the car

Braking Systems or any vehicle systems
are designed by engineers to do specific
things a certain way ,and millions of dollars
are spent getting the final product to the dealer

Your not doing a restoration or modification,
as you would on, say a 55 chevy here

So my answer is, you don't have one thing I can
think of in the braking system that would be compatible
from disc to drum, when you consider the ABS System
Electronics and now way you have the same master cylinder
or wheel cylinder diameters,volume,metering valves etc.

Someone may give you a very technical answer, that it has &
can be done by someone on this site.

I personally could engineer it,but wouldn't, it is a daily
driver and 10 years old. You don't spent any time or money
on something like that.
They don't even make Saturns anymore

Posted on Apr 26, 2011

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SOURCE: My 2001 Saturn sl has

BEST TO BUY BRAKE PADS AT DEALERSHIP,THEY COST MORE BUT THEY ARE THE REAL DEAL GENIUNE ORIGINAL PARTS.

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SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2001 Villager Workshop Manual
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