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What do i need to remove to put new brake pads on a 2005 pontiac grand am.

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Start by jacking up the car and use a jackstand or something to keep it securely up in the air. Don't just rely on a jack. Remove the tire. You should see a large chunk of cast iron on the rotor, this is your caliper. There will be two bolts on the back side of the rotor that hold it on the spindle. Remove those two bolts, they may be metric or allen head bolts. Not sure which. With those two bolts out the caliper pulls off. Don't hang the caliper by the brake hose. It can cause damage. Take the pads off and put the new ones in. They just slide in. If it's too tight and won't fit back on the rotor you'll need to push the piston back into the caliper. You can do this with a big channel lock pliers, or put the old pads back in, put the rotor back in it's normal position, and pry the piston back with a big flat screwdriver. Then put the new pads back in and put it together in the same way it came out.

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