Question about 2003 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

Can not get new pads back on

I can not get new brake pads back on

Posted by on

  • Jesse Reed
    Jesse Reed May 11, 2010

    Make sure you have the right brake pads - there is a 10 in. rotor and and a 11 or 12 in. rotor and two different pads

  • Kevin Rahme May 11, 2010

    hi I'm going to need more info to help you front or rear brakes and what kind of problems let me know

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 58 Answers

Use a c-clamp and compress the calliper piston

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Changing rear brakes on 2000 lincoln LS


You will need a special tool for the back brakes,Autozone will loan it to you for 60 bucks,you will get it back when you return,I used it.I replaced brake pads front and back and both back rotors.The driver side rear had metal on metal,all disc brakes,brake pads on that rear side were completely worn down to metal,the driver side was like new,kept wondering why,replaced both rear rotors,put back together,then then I noticed where brake line hose went into brake caliber was leaking,so that caused the side with new like brake pads not to be gripping disc putting all brake pressure of that one side,so the copper fitting their was bad,put new one on and leak stopped.

Aug 20, 2017 | Lincoln Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 chevy silverado 1500 brake pads will not fit


if brake pads are same check back to back the old and new brake pads if are same all you need press in the cilinder of the calipers and yours brake pads will be fit.

Sep 13, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

Rear rotor replacement for a 1985 mercadies benz 500 sel


YOU NEED TO SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT REAR OF VECHICLE ON JACKSTANDS. MAKE SURE VECHICLE PARKED ON SOLID LEVEL GROUND. YOU NEED TO SIPHON JUST A LITTLE BRAKE FLUID OUT OF THE MASTERCYLINDER.BECAUSE YOU NEED TO USE LARGE C - CLAMP TO COMPRESS FORCE PISTONS BACK IN THE CALIPER BORES USING LARGE C - CLAMP DOING THIS WILL ALLOW YOU ENOUGH ROOM INSTALL NEW REAR BRAKE PADS.TO REMOVE REAR PADS ONCE YOU COMPRESS PISTON BACK IN THE CYLINDER BORE. YOU CAN TO REMOVE REAR BRAKE PADS BY REMOVING RETAINING PINS IF EQUIPPED OR BRAKE PADS HELD IN PLACE BY RETAINING BOLTS.ONCE YOU HAVE NEW REAR BRAKE PADS INSTALLED.PLACE MASTERCYLINDER COVER BACK ON TOP OF MASTERCYLINDER THEN PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SEAT NEW REAR BRAKE PADS AGAINST THE ROTOR UNTIL BRAKE PEDAL FEEL FIRM AND SOLID.THEN RECHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IN BRAKE MASTERCYLINDER ADD LITTLE MORE FLUID IF NEED DONT OVER FILL MASTERCYLINDER.

Sep 11, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz 500-Class Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

Squeaking noise when applying the brakes,have had the brakes serviced and cleaned 6 times, and still have noisy brakes.


its sounds like the shims where not installed on the brake pads like they should of. or the pads are glazed from overheating

Mar 07, 2011 | 2009 Volvo XC90

2 Answers

I had my rear brake pads replaced and now have a rattle from the pads. Goes away if I pull up the handbrake one notch or step o n the brake pedal lightly.


There should be an adjustment to take up the slack in the parking brake cable. Although, If the brakes were properly serviced, there should not be any looseness in the brake pads. There are sprays and stick on pads that go on the back of brake pads to prevent rattles and squeaking. It would necessitate removing the brake caliper and brake pads. Personally, I would take it back to the shop that did the job and make them fix it. New pads should not rattle.

Feb 22, 2011 | 2005 Volvo S40

1 Answer

How do I change front brake pads on a 06 new beetle?


take the calipers of push pistons back take old pads off clean the bracket brake grease the pads in the proper spots the sliders also put the new ones in calipers back on down pad slap 20 mins.goodluck

Feb 19, 2011 | 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

1 Answer

There is an irritating whining/metal on metal sound coming from the front driver's side wheel. Is it my brakes and if so how hard are they to replace?


hi, to me it sounds like you need to replace the brake pads and the brake disk so here is how you do this job:
1 undo wheel nuts and jack the side up your changing first, put axle stands under to keep car raises whilst you take wheel off, dont leave on jack as this wont support the car properly for a long time, then remove wheel

2remove two bolts holding brake caliper to rotor(this is the part that houses the brake pads you have one bolt at the top and one bolt at the bottom at the back of the caliper.

3, just before you take the 2 bolts out get a long flat bladed screw driver and put this inbetween the back brake pad and the brake disk then lever the screwdriver so you are forcing the rear brake pad back into the caliper, doing this will push the brake piston back which then enables you to fit the new ones after you have removed the old ones. So its the brake pad at the back of the disk you need to get the long screwdriver between this pad and the disk and pull the driver towards you so you are pushing the pad backwards into the caliper, this will push the piston back keep going till it stops.

4. Remove caliper with brake hose attached (tie the caliper up or rest somewhere so its not putting strain on the brake rubber pipe).

5 Slide brake pads off (you may have to gently tap on pads to remove them) and then put new ones on.

if you couldnt force the piston back earlier then your going to need a big g clamp to force it back now to allow you to get the new pads in if you done it earlier skip this part

6, now to remove the disk if you look towards the center of the brake disk you will see one or two cross head screws you need to undo this then the old disk will fall off with a gentle pull.
7 when you fit the new disk you need to clean it off with brake cleaner or wd40 as it has an oil coating to prevent it rusting whilst its on sale in the shops so when you buy the pads and disks make sure you ask them whats best to use to clean the surface of the disk not doing this will mean you wont stop when you press the brakes.

8 refit new disk replace the locating screw.

9 fit the new pads it is a good idea to put a bit of copper grease on the back of the pads to prevent any noise not the side that touches the disk but the back of the pads the metal part that touches the piston
Compress piston in caliper to make room for new pads with a clamp. Install caliper, install tire.

now repeat this on the other side.

you need to replace both sides at the same time so dont just replace the one side due to the fact if that side is low then the chances are the other side is just as low

check brake fluid level after doing this, it would also be worth putting a bit of rag around the brake fluid filler as when you push the pistons back your going to force brake fluid back into the fluid resevoir,

then before you drive anywhere get in the car and push the brake pedal a few times to ensure the pads are pushed against the disk, then you should have no problems using your car.

let me know if your having any problems.

not bad for a free post your lucky we answered as this is usually a technical question that people pay for the answer, but i seen your post and thought i would help.

give me a shout if you have any problems ok

Aug 15, 2010 | 2005 Hyundai Sonata

1 Answer

How to replace brake pads on 2006 oddesey


Raise and secure on stands after breaking loose the lug nuts and parking brake on for front pads.. Remove wheels and spread old pads back to push cylinders back in their bores on calibers to allow for thickness of new pads. Remove the 2 sliding claiber retaining bolts and rotate caliber out of mount and secure with wire, boungie cord, or rope to take weight of caliber brake hose. Remove old pads, install new, and reassemble in reverse order. Lugs on alloy wheel should be torgued to 95 foot lbs. Block front wheels, release parking brake,and do the back ones the same way. After completing, pump brake pedal slowly several times to seat new pads. If you move the MPV without pumping first, you will have no brakes to stop. If brake fluid level is high in master cylinder, you will need to take some out first to make room for returning fluid from caliber pistons being returned to their bores prior to any brake work. Rotors should be replaced or turned if scored or warped to have better clapping of pads to rotor surface.

Dec 12, 2009 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

2 Answers

My son thinks its a good idea to put gease on new pads (on th pad portion itself) when installing new pads. I know for several reasons its not a good idea. Is there something new I don't know about?


if is copper grease on outside the brake pad it is ok ,to stop the pad to seize up move free from cailper ,if he put grease inside the pads no not safe ,bad news

Nov 06, 2009 | 1996 GMC Yukon

2 Answers

Changing brake pads


front or back?

Aug 30, 2008 | 2005 Audi A4

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Pontiac Bonneville Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8499 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...