Question about 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Rear Drivers side bleeder niple is frozen and I need to change the calipar out - I have done many brake repairs in the past on other vehicles but never on a blazer - How difficult is this to accomplish?
Here is some information to removing the caliper and rotor too.
Unscrew the caliper bolts attached to the caliper bracket which will release the caliper. After taking out the pads you can set the caliper on the axle. Next take the caliper bracket off (2 bolts). Lightly hammer / tap the rotor so that if will loosen up from the emergency brake if it is tight. Pull the rotor back and forth towards you and it should eventually come off. If it doesn't you may have to really wack it thus causing you to now need a new e-brake. Install new rotor over emergency brake.
Here is decision time. You can clean up the bracket to accept new pads if they are tight or as I had to do I just bought two brand new loaded calipers and put them on, bled the brakes and put the tires back on. It was cheaper buying a loaded caliper for $35.00 each then buying 2 brackets and the needed hardware.
Good luck and hope this helps. I missed the brake drum system, was less maintance.
Posted on May 25, 2009
This is just like any other vehicle to change out the caliper. Almost all brakes are the same when it comes down to it. The only difference is the way certain companies either install them or the way they work. But on the Blazer it is really simple and can be done by just taking your time and doing it like you have done before
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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