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How do I replace the emergency brake shoes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT with 4 wheel disc brakes?

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  • vincentfulle Aug 21, 2010

    This solution seems to be the replacement of regular brake shoes for a drum brake and not the shoes for the emergency brake, I have googled the tool and there seems to be no tool with the number supplied. I also googled the same topic and your response was a simple cut and paste. Not very impressed!

  • vincentfulle Aug 21, 2010

    I have noticed that your topic is based on a 2001 Grand Am SE and I have clearly identified my car as 2001 Grand Am GT with 4 wheel disc brake. This issue is not replacing the regular brake drums, rather the emergency brake. The tool pictured is for regluar brake drums and not the e-brake. I have solved my own problem and I will not will require any further assistance.



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Hi,

1 Remove the wheel assembly and the brake drum with a socket wrench. Disconnect the adjuster spring.

2 Spread the brake shoes apart with tool J 38400 and pull the brake shoe adjuster assembly and lever from the brake shoe. Pull the universal spring gently from the web hole of the brake shoe with the hook end of tool J 38400.

3 Disconnect the brake shoe while holding the universal spring. Release the retaining clip for the parking brake lever and detach the parking brake lever.

4 Install the new brake shoes by reversing the removal procedure. You will need to pull the universal spring out with the hook end of tool J 36400 while installing the new rear brake shoe. Make sure the universal spring properly engages the web hole of the brake shoe.

5 Road test the vehicle to ensure proper parking brake operation.

Good Luck!!

Thanks!!

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    I am sorry, if you didn't like that. I thought it was properly explained. However, i also have a service manual for the this year and model. If you could allow me few hours, ( as of now i am in shop ), i would be glad to provide all the details mentioned in it.

    Good Luck!!

    Thanks!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    No doubt, if you wish i could write all the steps from the manual and get the diagram scanned for you and send it,However i again get back to the same link from where i offered the solution. It was for Emergency brake.Look at :-

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4521036_replace-...

    Even the tool mentioned is easily available :-

    http://www.usatoolwarehouse.com/usatoolw...

    If you are still not satisfied, revert and i would be able to do the needful.

    Good Luck!!

    Thanks!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Glad that you fixed it.

    I hope i have been helpful.

    Thank You!!

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