Need to change front brakes. Grind metal to metal sound. What tools needed and how to do it?
Hello, you will need a a standard socket set, C-clamp brake fluid, jack and jack stand. First open your hood take off the brake fluid cover. Loosen the lug nuts to where can be removed by hand. Raise the car high enough to get the wheel off and support it with the jack stand. Remove the lug nuts and wheel. Lower screw on the caliper, rotate the caliper upward. Remove the old pads, use one of the old pads to push the piston back in th caliper. Align the old pad to cover the piston evenly, using the C-clamp position it to where it contacts the old pad in the center and slowly turn to push the caliper in ward. Once the pad contacts the caliper give another half turn. Install the new pads, positioni the caliper back to the normal position over the new pads, reinstall the lower screw on the caliper. Put the wheel on install the lug nuts in a star pattern, only hand tighten. Remove the jack stand lower the car tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern. Check the brake fluid add some if needed, replace the brake fluid cap and pump the brakes until the the brakes are firm, start the car pump the brakes a couple extra times and check the fluid add if needed. The fun part the test drive, allow your self more than normal stop distance.
Jan 26, 2010 |
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT