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1996 sts brakes same as 1998 brakes?

I was just wondering if the rotors and pads on a 1998 sts were the same size and would fit on to a 1996 sts.

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Nope totally different.

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incorrect pad material
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there are anti noise pads fitted behind the pads ( plastic inserts and springs in use also to stop the noise
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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?


Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
Most front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits, road conditions and brake pad/ rotor materials used.
Step 2: Remove Brake Caliper to Replace Pads
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Removing Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts
Locate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter-clockwise (When looking at the head of the bolt) to remove the bolts, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.
Step 3: Remove Front Brake Caliper
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Remove Front Brake Caliper
After removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or secure to the side, being careful not to bend or kink the brake caliper flex hose. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage, cracks or chaffing and replace as needed. Next remove the brake pads (If not mounted in the caliper) and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.
Step 4: Remove Brake Pads
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Remove Front Brake Pads
Once the brake pads have been removed, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads. Some brake pad manufacturers will include the proper lube (Caliper slides) and anti-rattle hardware to ensure proper performance of their product.
Step 5: Remove Caliper Mount
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Finish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad friction surfaces of all foreign material or build-up.
Step 6: Remove Brake Rotor
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Step 9: Installing New Front Brake Pads
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I can't fit the caliper with new pads over the rotor. I have depressed the brake piston all the way back


If they don't fit on any one of the rotors you have the wrong thickness pads.Possibly the rotors are warped or corroded (?) but the pads should still fit in some point of the rotation. If they only seem a bit tight, tap them down with a hammer/block of wood and driving should adjust them looser. OtherwiseI have never heard of this with proper pads for the car --ask the parts store to recheck if they are for your model and whether front/back are different.

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I bled the brakes after replacing a broken line and the brakes are still soft when started. im sure the air is out of the lines. what else could i check


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Furthermore, if the brake hoses are worn they should be replaced.
Lastly recheck the fittings of the line you replaced . make sure you didn't cross thread the fittings and the connection is tight.

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