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Wich brake pads go on the rear of my 98 cavilier? is it the big ones or the little ones? or do i need to take it apart and compare?

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Take it apart and bring rotor to the parts store

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Whenreplacing the rear brakes on a 2005 pnotiac grand prix the pads are installed and putting it back together but th brake wont push back to put it back on is there a special way to push the brakes


On rear brake shoes there are two different size shoes..one small and one big (PAD).

The SMALL pad goes towards the front of the vehicle. The BIG pad goes towards the back of the vehicle. This should help you...

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Rear brake Squeal-problem began after brake pad replacement


It could be a number of things.
the pads settling in.

The anti squeal retainer not put back on.
Take apart and have a look.
Also put a little copper grease on back of pad.

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I had a bad vibration whenever i would apply the brakes so i thought it was the front rotors. well i took it to a repair shop and they told me the rear drums and shoes needed replaced and also the front...


That sounds high to me but this is the kind of thing that dose not have to go to a dealer. Shop around for a better price. Check with independent brake and muffler shops. Do this by just calling them and asking what it would cost to have the following work done; front rotors machined, new front pads, rear drums and rear brakes. To be on the safe side also ask about the price to replace the front rotors as sometimes you have to replace them too if they are too far gone’ worn, gouged or warped. Make sure you are comparing the same work at each shop and also get information about the warranty (many places offer life time parts but may gouge your on labor when you come back). Once you have the shops rated by price and warranty go the one of your choice and have them give you a brake inspection and tell you want needs to be done. You don't want to be the one telling them what needs to be done unless you are 100% sure of the needed work. If there are big differences in prices for the work on the front and the back between shops you can have one shop do the front and the other do the rear brakes Depends how much effort you want to invest in gathering prices. Just be sure the shop tells you want needs to be done. By the way, the vibration that was your original problem is most likely warped front brake rotors.
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Change the brakes on 2007 sport trac


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I need instructions to change the breaks (front & back) on a 2004 Hyundai Sonata.


Front brakes are simple, back brakes are a little harder. What you need is a C-clamp and some metric open ended wrenches. Lift the car and the hood, remove the tire, and open the cover on the brake fluid reservoir. Disengage the parking brake if back brakes are hydrolic. Loosen the 2 bolts that hold the caliper on and remove both pads. Compress piston with C-Clamp. If 2 piston, use a piece of wood or something that you can apply even pressure to both pistons. Be careful not to fracture the piston or rubber seal. Just be extra cautious when collapsing piston. Use a towel or anything to absorb the metal to metal force. Insert the new brake pads applying a small amount of blue grease to the back of the pad first.
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Rear brakes on a 1998 chevy cavilier


The rear brakes will adjust or tighten as the brake pad wear. When you drive the car in reverse this is when the brakes adjust. As suggested in the prior post, inspect the rear brakes. Pay attention to a wheel device that has ratchet. I suspect someone did a brake job and put the adjustor on backwards.

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