I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, I need to remove and replace the REAR Brake Pads, I am confused as to what type and size of a socket I will need to remove the bolts that hold the caliper on, I`m told It may be a TORK or ALLEN socket and the size Is also In question, Your expert advise will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Remove wheel, remove the two bolts in the calipers, spread and lift off calipers,
remove pads compress caliper piston with a c-clamp, be sure to have the
brake fluid cap off the reservoir under the hood. - replace pads and
reverse the order.
In this tutorial, we learn how to check the brake pads on a 2008 Dodge Caravan, check the thickness of the brake pads on the
car to see if they are thick enough. The rear pad is surrounded by a
gold piece called the "shoe" and the rotor. The front pad has to be
inspected by laying on your back and looking for the pad to see how
thick it is. If the thickness is not enough, you need to replace it as
soon as possible. Make sure the brake pads are up to t
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads and the 4 anti-squeal shims
CAUTION Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or replacement of the brake caliper.
Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Install a used brake pad into the caliper and compress the caliper pistons.
Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
Install or connect the following:
Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced together with the pads.
2 brake pads
Anti-rattle spring and the 2 caliper pins
Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
Check the brake fluid level and top off as needed.
remove the caliper, by removing the two holding bolts, then use a old brake pad against the pistons and a c clamp and push piston all the way in, next is to clean and lube pad mounting surface and the caliper slide pin, then install new pads on bracket then caliper and tighten caliper bolts, heres a diagram to help you,
The rear brakes are rotors for the service brakes and an internal drum for the Emergency brake. So you will need pads for the driving(service) brakes and shoes for the Ebrake.
Whether you have phenolic(plastic) caliper pistons or steel depends on the options your car has. The heavy service calipers use steel. These are for Police, Taxis, and Performance options. Have your VIN# handy. In some years the driveshafts were bigger too!
The pads have clips on the back of them. The clips are different sizes for the phenolic or steel pistons. I have a 2002 Grand Marquis LSE and it has the heavy duty parts for the performance version. Remember new brake hardware. When in doubt, get both types of pads and return the extras. If you are getting the rotors turned, jack both sides and make your decision about pads when you remove them.
The E-brake drum surfaces inside the back of the rotors for the rear brakes usually always corrode and can't be turned. Good Luck
YOU NEED TO REMOVE THE REAR WHEELS.REMOVE PARKING BRAKE CABLE CLIP FROM CALIPER DISCONNECT PARKING BRAKE CABLE.HOLD THE GUIDE PIN WITH A BACK UP WRENCH AND REMOVE UPPER MOUNTING BOLT FROM THE BRAKE CALIPER.SWING THE CALIPER DOWNWARD AND REMOVE THE BRAKE PADS.TO INSTALL NEW PADS.YOU HAVE TO RETRACT PISTON INTO THE HOUSING BY ROTATING THE PISTON CLOCKWISE.PUT EVERYTHING BACK VISA VERSA.