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How do i replace the brakes and rotors on my 1998 Cadillac D'elegance?

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This is not to bad, remove the wheel,then remove the caliper by removing the two bolts on the back, next remove the caliper bracket by removing the two rear bolts that hold it to spindle, then slide rotor off, you may have to hit center area of rotor with a hammer to break it free,now use an old pad placed against the caliper piston and use a c clamp to push piston all the way in,next is to clean caliper braket where pads sit apply a little lube to help pads slide and then reverse directions to put back together, heres a couple of diagrams to help,hope this do i replace the brakes and rotors on my 1998 - b1aeba7.jpgc54fbe1.jpg

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