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Can I switch the rear brakes on my 2004 GT to disc brakes in the back without too much difficulty?

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What rear brakes can be found on a 2004 pontiac montana


Depends on model, could be drum or disc. Should be able to see calipers through the wheels, if it has rear disc, unless you have full wheel covers. Otherwise, it is drum for the rear. You can plug your specific model into a parts store web site and it should tell you what is available (drums/shoes or rotors/calipers/pads) for the rear, which essentially tells you what you have. The exceptions to that rule are a site that doesn't differentiate models well, and vehicles that offer some sort of package that adds rear disc brakes without changing the model designation. In the latter case, it should list both, and you will have to use a flashlight and maybe remove a hubcap to be sure (which I would recommend, anyway), unless it is guarded by a pit bull or grizzly (or rabid chihuahua).

Jul 21, 2014 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

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My rear end went out , i want to know what years are capatable,it has disc on the back,if i cant find one with disc can i switch to shoes with any problems?


If your current rear end has disc brakes then you need to find one with disc brakes or swap all the disc brake stuff over to the new rear end. Drum brakes and disc brakes take a different amount of pressure to activate and the system is set up at the factory that way. You should be able to move all the brake components to the replacement rear end.

Feb 12, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How to take back rotors off a 1994 honda civic.


PATH: Brakes > Front Disc Brakes > Brake Disc (Rotor) > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
  2. Remove the caliper assembly; do not let the caliper assembly hang by the brake hose, instead support it with a piece of wire looped around the front spring or control arm.
  3. Remove the retaining screw from the brake rotor and remove the rotor from the hub.

An impact driver, No. 3 phillips screwdriver bit, and a hammer may be needed to remove the retaining screw. It is fairly easy to destroy the screw slots using an ordinary phillips screwdriver to remove the tightly driven screw (see photo).

  1. To install the disc, replace the disc on the hub, screw in the retaining screw and replace the caliper assembly.
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PATH: Brakes > Rear Disc Brakes > Brake Disc (Rotor) > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Disconnect the caliper from the caliper bracket. Support the caliper out of the way with a length of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
  4. Remove the caliper bracket.
  5. Remove the two 6mm screws and the brake disc. If the brake disc is difficult to remove, install two 8mm bolts into the threaded holes and tighten them evenly to prevent cocking the rotor.
  6. Install the rotor in position. Install the two 6mm retaining screws.
  7. Install the brake caliper. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

PATH: Brakes > Rear Disc Brakes > Brake Disc (Rotor) > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Disconnect the caliper from the caliper bracket. Support the caliper out of the way with a length of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
  4. Remove the caliper bracket.
  5. Remove the two 6mm screws and the brake disc. If the brake disc is difficult to remove, install two 8mm bolts into the threaded holes and tighten them evenly to prevent cocking the rotor.
  6. Install the rotor in position. Install the two 6mm retaining screws.
  7. Install the brake caliper. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

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Sep 15, 2010 | 1994 Honda Civic

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How do remove rear rotors on 2004 ford sport trac


Caliper removal

  1. Disconnect the brake hose.
  2. Remove the bolt.
  3. Disconnect the rear wheel brake hose (2A442).
  4. Remove the copper washers and plug the brake hose.
  1. s2r~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not remove the guide pins or guide pin boots unless a problem is suspected. The guide pins are meant to be sealed for life and are not repairable. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A for re-lubing the caliper slide pins. Other greases can swell the guide pin boots, resulting in contamination and accelerated corrosion or wear of the caliper slide pin mechanism.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552).
    1. Remove the brake caliper bolts (2W303).
    1. Lift the rear disc brake caliper off the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate (2C220).
  1. Inspect the rear disc brake caliper for leaks.
    • If leaks are found, disassembly is required. Refer to Caliper in this section.
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Disc Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: When removing the rear brake disc (2C026) in this procedure it is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552). For additional information, refer to Caliper in this section.
  1. NOTE: If the rear brake disc binds on the rear parking brake shoe and linings, remove the adjustment hole access plug and retract the parking brake shoe and lining.
    Remove the rear brake disc.
  1. s2r~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use a hub-mount brake lathe if necessary to machine the rear brake disc. For additional information on machining brake discs, refer to Section 206-00 .
    Measure the rear brake disc, and resurface as necessary. Install a new rear brake disc if beyond specification.
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Installation
  1. s2r~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent interference with rear disc brake caliper operation, install only the correct caliper bolt.
    NOTE: Make sure the stainless steel shoe slippers are correctly positioned. Install new slippers if worn or damaged.
    NOTE: When installed, the locator notch on the brake pads will be located at the upper end of the rear disc brake caliper.
    Install the rear disc brake caliper.
  1. Install the rear wheel brake hose.
    • Connect the brake hose and install the caliper flow bolt.
      • Use new copper washers.
  1. Bleed the disc brake caliper. For additional information, refer to Section 206-00 .
  1. Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Verify correct brake operation.

Dec 17, 2009 | 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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What kind of brakes are on the back of the car


Easy way to find out...look at the fronts and then look at the rears. If the rears look like the fronts then you have disc brakes in rear. If not, you have drum brakes.

Jul 22, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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I need to replace the rear brakes and rotors on my 2004 Audi A4. Will I need special tools to do this? Can I still do the job without these tools?


'B6' (2001-2004) A4s dont have seperate rotors on the rear brakes like the pre 2001 A4s do. When changing the rear pads + discs the only special tool you will need is a caliper wind back tool. Let me know if you do also need to replace any ABS components aswell as I might be able to advise.

Apr 21, 2009 | 2002 Audi A4

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Rear brake not working on Buick Regal 2004


open the bleeder with someones foot on the pedal. If brake fluid sprays out, replace the caliper. If fluid doesn't spray out, replace the brake hose.

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2004 buick emergency brake


This car has regular shoes on the back not disc. Replace shoes and adjust cable. No parking brake is a sign of worn out shoes. Regals have rear disc on them for this year.

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