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How do you replace front brakes on the 1998 oldsmobile silhouette? And our van makes a rattling buzzing sound when turned off- like an air compressor. We got it used and it's always made this sound for us- what is it?

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I recommend you get a haynes repair manual from your local auto parts store on your vehicle to have a reference first. Basically, jack the vehicle up, remove the tire, on the backside of the caliper there are 2 bolts. these bolts can have Hex heads or be regular bolt heads. They also may have retainers to keep them from falling out once loosened. Loosen them and lift the caliper off the brake disc. The old pads may have clips holding them in place so use a screw driver and pop them off. You will need a caliper compressor tool to compress the piston on the caliper, install the new pads and reverse the process. Should take about 30 min per side from start to finish.

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