Question about 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

The rear caliper has two different bolts. One is

The rear caliper has two different bolts. One is solid, the other has a rotating end. I want to make sure which goes on top and which goes on the bottom.

Posted by on

  • Katdaddy21 May 11, 2010

    when you say rotating end do you mean one has a sleevearound it in which the bolt slides through it?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,596 Answers

BOTH Caliper BOLTS Should Rotate Easily in there Places, as it is a "FLOATING CALIPER Set up. If one Does NOT FLOAT freely it MUST be Freed up to allow Caliper to Float Freely. I Can Email you Instructions on R&R of Caliper to give you a Better Understanding of it's Installation & Function ====== rejakwilson @ aol.com

Posted on Oct 03, 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.
the service is completely free 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

How to replace rear pads on a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica


Pacifica 2006-2008
Brake Calipers

Print I hope this helps,Good luck


Removal & Installation


NOTE Using a brake pedal holding tool, depress the brake pedal past its first inch of travel and hold it in this position. This will isolate the master cylinder from the hydraulic brake system and will not allow brake fluid to drain out of the reservoir while the brake lines are open.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Rear wheels Banjo bolt retaining the brake hose to the caliper. Be sure to plug the end of the brake hose or cover it with a plastic bag to prevent contamination from entering the hydraulic system. Caliper guide pin bolts Caliper assembly from the brake adapter by rotating the bottom of the caliper away from the rotor, then lift the caliper with the pads away from the adapter abutment Brake pads by pushing (outboard) or pulling (inboard) from the caliper fingers and piston

    0996b43f80204c0d.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

    Fig. Brake hose banjo fitting (1), caliper guide pin bolt (2), caliper adapter (3), caliper (4), copper seal washers (5) and banjo bolt (6)


To install:
  1. Completely compress the caliper piston
  2. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE The outboard pads are side oriented, make sure the spring clip is installed so it is positioned downwards when the caliper is installed.


    Inboard pad clip against the piston cavity and press the pad until the clip is seated making sure the pad backing plate is flush against the piston


    Outboard pad making sure the locating pins are positioned against the ramps. Slide the pad onto the caliper and ensure the locating pins are squarely seated into the holes on the caliper and the pad is flush against the caliper fingers.
  3. Make sure the abutment shims are in place on both slide abutments.
  4. Retract the caliper guide pins to clear the caliper adapter bosses.

    Brake caliper. Staring with the upper end, position the caliper and shoes over the rotor and align the outboard pad upper edge with the caliper slide abutment. Rotate the lower end of the caliper into position Caliper guide pin bolts and tighten to 200 inch lbs. (23 Nm) Banjo bolt with new washers on each side of the hose fitting and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) Wheels Negative battery cable
  5. Bleed the brake system and road test the vehicle

Jul 25, 2012 | 2008 Chrysler Pacifica

1 Answer

99 chevy lumina rear disc brakes. I thought a caliper bolt was broken. I went to the other side, it looks the same. so one is a bolt, what is the other thing? How does it come off?


you will remove the one bolt that holds the caliper to the bracket. Once that bolt is removed you can rotate the caliper away from the rotor and then slide it off the other caliper slide. Sometimes you will have to rotate it, remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts and then remove the caliper assembly due to the lack of clearance.

Sep 03, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

Procedure for changing front and rear brake pads on a 2004 Amanti



Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel Caliper mounting bolt Suspend the caliper from a wire Pads from the caliper support Pad retainers, if necessary

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers, if removed Pads onto the pad retainers
  2. Compress the caliper piston using a C-clamp. Rotate the caliper downward and install the mounting bolt. Tighten to 16-24 ft. lbs. (22-32 Nm).
  3. Install the wheel.



Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel Caliper mounting bolt Suspend the caliper from a wire Pads from the caliper support Pad retainers, if necessary

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers, if removed Pads onto the pad retainers
  2. Compress the caliper piston using a C-clamp. Rotate the caliper downward and install the mounting bolt. Tighten to 16-24 ft. lbs. (22-32 Nm).
  3. Install the wheel.

Dec 16, 2010 | 2004 Kia Amanti

1 Answer

Break fluid leaking in buckets from rear disc break on drivers side..is it the break line or caliper. If the caliper how do I replace it?


It could be a brake line near the caliper, or the brake caliper itself:


Inspect/Service/Replace To be able to replace brake pads, service the rotor, or to replace the caliper, the caliper must be removed. The procedure for doing this will vary according to caliper design. Always follow the specific procedures given in a service manual. Use the following as an example of these procedures:

  • Remove the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  • Raise the vehicle and remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Make sure the correct caliper is installed on the correct anchor plate.
  • Lubricate the rubber insulators (if so equipped) with silicone dielectric compound.
  • On a sliding or floating caliper, install a C-clamp with the solid end of the clamp on the caliper housing and the screw end on the metal portion of the outboard brake pad. Tighten the clamp until the piston bottoms in the caliper bore , then remove the clamp. Bottoming the piston allows room for the brake pad to slide over the ridge of rust that accumulates on the edge of the rotor.
f46-12.gif Bottoming the piston in the caliper's bore.
  • On threaded-type rear calipers, the piston must be rotated to depress it. This requires a special tool.
f46-13.gif A special tool is required to move a threaded piston into its bore. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
  • Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper and remove the copper gasket or washer and cap the end of the brake hose. If only the brake pads are to be replaced, do not disconnect the brake hose. If copper washers or gaskets are used, be sure to use new ones--the old ones might have taken a set and might not form a tight seal if reused.
  • Remove the two mounting brackets to the steering knuckle bolts. Support the caliper when removing the second bolt to prevent the caliper from falling.
  • On a sliding caliper, remove the top bolts, retainer clip, and antirattle springs.
f46-14.gif Sliding caliper removal.
  • On a floating caliper, remove the two special pins that hold the caliper to the anchor plate.
f46-15.gif Floating caliper removal.
  • On a fixed caliper, remove the bolts holding it to the steering knuckle.
  • On all three types, get the caliper off by prying it straight up and lifting it clear of the rotor.
  • Fill the master cylinder reservoirs and bleed the hydraulic system.
  • Check for fluid leaks under maximum pedal pressure.
  • Lower the vehicle and road test it.

Oct 26, 2010 | 2004 Lexus GX 470

1 Answer

How do I remove the front brakes? Is there a special tool?


prev.gif next.gif Some GM Vehicles use aT-30 Torx bit, other use a regular hex head bolt with a ratchet tor remove the caliper. The following shows how to remove the caliper from the line. Brake Caliper Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Hand tighten 2 wheel lug nuts to retain the rotor to the hub.
  6. Install a large C-clamp over the brake caliper with the ends of the clamp against the rear of the caliper body and the outer brake pad.
  7. Tighten the C-clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the bore enough to allow the piston to slide past the rotor and remove the C-clamp.
  8. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper and discard the two copper gaskets.
  9. Plug the brake line and the opening in the brake caliper. NOTE: On second design hardware, the upper caliper pin bolt has a bushing as part of the bolt. The lower caliper pin bolt is of a solid design.
  10. Remove the caliper pin bolts and the caliper from the bracket.
To Install:
  1. Replace any damaged caliper pin boots.
  2. If reusing the brake caliper pin bolts, wipe the old grease from the brake caliper pin bolts.
  3. On first design hardware apply high temperature silicone brake lubricant to the brake caliper pin bolts. On second design hardware, apply a thin coat of NIGLUBE® or equivalent grease to the brake caliper pin bolts. In either case it is not necessary to apply lubricant to the threads of the pin bolts.
  4. Install the brake caliper over the brake pads into the brake caliper bracket. NOTE: On second design hardware, the upper caliper pin bolt has a bushing as part of the bolt. The lower caliper pin bolt is of a solid design.
  5. Install the caliper pin bolts and torque to 38 ft-lbs (51 Nm) (1996 - 1999), 63 ft-lbs (85 Nm) (2000 – 2005).
  6. Install the brake hose bolt with new copper brake hose gaskets to the brake hose and to the brake caliper, torque to 33 ft-lbs (45 Nm) (1996 – 2001) 32 ft-lbs (43 Nm) (2002 – 2005).
  7. Bleed the brake system.
  8. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately 2/3 of its travel distance and slowly release the pedal. Wait 15 seconds and do it again until a firm brake pedal is obtained.
  9. Remove the 2 wheel lug nuts to retain the rotor to the hub.
  10. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  11. Lower the vehicle.
Rear

Jul 08, 2010 | 1999 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

How do you remove the rear brake caliper on 1996 mercury grand marquis


Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the brake fitting retaining bolt from the caliper and disconnect the flexible brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose and the caliper fitting.
  4. Remove the caliper locating pins. Lift the caliper off the rotor and anchor plate using a rotating motion.

WARNING Do NOT pry directly against the plastic piston or damage to the piston will occur.



005ba8a.gif
Rear disc brake caliper removal


1aff680.gif
Rear disc brake caliper installation

To install:
  1. Position the caliper assembly above the rotor with the anti-rattle spring located on the lower adapter support arm. Install the caliper over the rotor with a rotating motion. Make sure the inner pad is properly positioned.
  2. Install the caliper locating pins and start them in the threads by hand. Tighten them to 19-26 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm).
  3. Install the brake hose on the caliper with a new gasket on each side of the fitting outlet. Insert the retaining bolt and tighten to 30-40 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
  4. Bleed the brake system, install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
  5. Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to position the linings.
  6. Road test the vehicle.

May 23, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis

1 Answer

Difficulty replacing rear calipers


put the bottom bolt back in finger tight and loosen the top one will stop the caliper from rotating up

Sep 11, 2009 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

Cant push back cylinder on rear brake caliper on vw golf 1.4s


You will need to check to see if your VW has anti-lock brakes installed on it. The pistons that push in usually look like an inverted cup, hollow end facing the brake pads. The pistons with antilock brakes are usually solid across the top facing the brake pads and will need to be rotated in order for them to collapse back inwards. Some rotate easily, others are a bit more difficult. The pistons on my VW Beetle have two (2) angular grooves opposite one another. If your look like this you may be able to use the blunt end of some needle-nose pliars, or you can head over to your local auto parts retailer for a "magic box", a square cube with as many as five (5) different patterns for the buttons that insert into the angular grooves on different vehcles. Find the pattern that best fits your grooves and attache the magic box to a 3/8 rachet with an extension. Rotate the piston slowley in one direction, then the other to loosen it up. To collapse the piston I believe you will need to rotate counter clockwise. Good luck, this style piston is only on the rear wheels.

Jun 08, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

2 Answers

Rear brake caliper removal


I just did the rear caliper on my '95 Deville Concours and found that the caliper would not rotate enough to slide it off the top bolt. My solution was to remove the parking brake cable bracket bolt behind the caliper. This gave me the ability to rotate the caliper enough to get the caliper off of the brake pads and slide the caliper towards the inside of the car.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1995 Cadillac DeVille

1 Answer

Rear brake pad installation 99 volkswagen passat


If you can't see diagrams(sometimes happens) let me know and I will get them to you

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. If equipped, disconnect the brake pad wear sensor from the harness.
  3. Counterhold the lower sliding pin using a thin open-end wrench and remove the caliper-to-sliding pin hex bolt.
  4. Pivot the caliper upward or if necessary remove the upper caliper-to-sliding pin hex bolt.
  5. Using a brake caliper retraction tool, select the appropriate sized piston press arbor and install the tool onto the brake caliper. Following the tool manufacturer's recommendations, use the tool to rotate the caliper piston clockwise as it is pressed into the brake caliper housing, until it is fully retracted.
0900c152800c30b8.jpgUse a thin open-end wrench to . . . 0900c152800c30b7.jpg. . . support the caliper sliding pin when removing the caliper mounting bolt 0900c152800c30d7.jpgUse a disc brake caliper piston retracting tool that will rotate the caliper piston as it is pressed into the caliper 0900c152800c30d8.jpgThe rear caliper piston is slotted to allow a retracting tool to rotate the piston when replacing the brake padsTo install:
  1. Clean the brake caliper and all sliding surfaces. With the caliper piston pressed fully back into the caliper housing, check for leaking fluid and damaged dust boots.
  2. If equipped, install a new brake pad wear sensor in the pad if the plastic part has been worn through on the old sensor. New sensors are not required unless the wire inside the plastic part has been exposed.
  3. Lubricate the slider bolts with approved brake grease.
  4. Install the brake pads onto the bracket assembly, and then carefully lower the caliper over the caliper mount. Check and make sure that the pad springs are correctly seated.
  5. Replace all removed caliper-to-sliding pin bolts and torque to:
  6. 1990-97 Passat models: 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm)
  7. 1998-00 Passat models: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
  8. If equipped, connect the brake wear sensor wire to the harness. Check for a good connection as most problems with the sensor circuit are caused by faulty connections. Check that the wire is held by the loop in the dust cover and the connector is held at the clips.
  9. Install the wheels and hand tighten the lug bolts. Lower the vehicle carefully until the tires begin to contact the surface and torque the lug bolts to specification in a crisscross pattern to:
  10. M12 x 1.5 lug bolts: 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
  11. M14 x 1.5 lug bolts: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
Feel free to contact if you have any questions

Nov 15, 2008 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Logo

Related Topics:

144 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8274 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...