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You can either remove the bearing, or what I do is. On the front/top of the spindle, I grind away a little of the spindle. Just enough to get the lug out. You see where to grind. You can knock the lug out with a hammer, but can't get it out of the way without grinding. Reinsert the new lug. I use a bigger nut to go over the lug, then use a lug nut to seat it into place.
1 Park your Buick on a level surface and shift the transmission to Neutral.
2 Open the hood and draw enough brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir to bring the level down midway between the Full and Add marks if necessary. Use a new or clean turkey baster and a proper container. Then replace the reservoir cap but do not tighten.
3 Loosen the wheel lug nuts on both front tires using a lug wrench.
4 Raise the front of your vehicle using a floor jack and support it on jack stands.
5 Secure the rear wheels with chocks.
6 Finish removing the front wheel/tire assemblies.
7 Reinstall two wheel lug nuts, hand tight, on the hub assembly you will be working on first. This will prevent the rotor from sliding off the hub.
8 Force the brake caliper piston partially into its bore using a large C-clamp, just enough to allow it to clear the rotor when removing the caliper.
9 Unscrew and remove the lower caliper pin bolt using a Torx bit socket and ratchet.
10 Rotate the brake caliper upwards and secure it to the coil spring with a piece of wire.
11 Remove the inner brake pad from the brake caliper bracket and place it against the caliper piston.
12 Seat the caliper piston into its bore with the large C-clamp by pushing the inner pad with the clamp screw. Then remove the inner pad from the caliper.
13 Remove the outer brake pad and brake pad retainers from the brake caliper bracket.
Installing the Brake Pads
14 Clean the brake assembly of brake dust using brake parts cleaner spray and a clean, lint-free cloth or towel.
15 Install the brake pad retainers on the caliper bracket.
16 Inspect the boot around the caliper piston and make sure it is laying flat. If necessary, use a blunt plastic stick or suitable tool to set the inner edge of the boot flat while avoiding damage to the boot.
17 Set the new brake pads on the brake caliper bracket.
18 Untie the brake caliper and rotate it back into position over the brake pads and bracket.
19 Start the caliper lower-pin bolt by hand. Then tighten it with the Torx bit socket and ratchet.
20 Climb in behind the steering wheel and depress the brake pedal only about 2/3 of its normal travel distance. Release the pedal and wait for about 15 seconds before depressing the pedal again. Repeat this procedure until you feel a firm brake pedal.
21 Remove the two wheel lug nuts from the brake assembly.
22 Replace the brake pads on the other front wheel starting with Step 7, from the previous section, through Step 8 of this section.
23 Reinstall the wheel/tire assemblies.
24 Lower the vehicle and remove the chocks.
25 Add new brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir to bring the level up to the Full mark if necessary. Then tighten the cap.
Park the Dodge on a flat, level surface and engage the
parking brake. Put two wedges of wood in front of your front wheels and two
Put the jack under the back frame of the car and lift it up until the wheels are off
the ground. Slide the two jack stands underneath the car right under the axles,
one next to each wheel. Use the jack to lower the car onto the two jack
Loosen the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench, and remove the
lug nuts and the two back wheels.
Look for two bolts that are attached to the caliper. Remove
them with the adjustable wrench. Lift up the caliper and set it on the axle,
taking care not to let it fall and break.
Compress the brake pads which, in turn, will compress the
underlying piston. If they won't budge, use a C-clamp to compress them.
Open the spring clips by prying with a screwdriver and take
off the pads. And if the pads are stuck you can pry them off with the
screwdriver as well.
Rub a little bit of silicone grease onto the back of each new
pad and put the pads in the correct position. Put the spring clips back in place
to hold the pads in place.
Put the caliper back in place and tighten the bolts.
Reinstall the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lift up the car
a little with the jack and remove the jack stands. Lower the Dodge all the way
to the ground. Retighten the lug nuts.
Lift up the hood and look for the master cylinder's brake
fluid container on the driver's side of the car, closest to the driver. Top off
the brake fluid, if
Loosen tire lug nuts. Jack up the car and remove lug nuts and tire. Remove two bolts holding the caliper in place. Remove the the two bolts holding pads in place. Hang caliper with a wire from wheel so brake line is not stressed. Mount new calipers in correctly and tigthen pad bolts. Put caliper on and tighten caliper bolts. Replace tire and lugs nuts. Jack car down and tigheten lug nuts.
Hello, to replace the front pads first open the hood and remove the brake fluid cover (will make retracting the piston easier). Next losen the lug nuts till you can turn them by hand than jack up the vehicle and use a jack support stand. Once the vehicle is supported remove the lug nuts and wheel, remove the lower caliper screw and rotate the caliper upward. Remove the old pads, use one of the old pads and place it so it centers the caliper, using a large C-clamp position it with the solid end on the back side of the caliper and rotating handle contact the pad in the center or close as possible. Slowly rotate until the piston is fully retracted into the caliper, your brake fluid may run over but its ok. Install the new pads return the caliper to the normal position over the pads reinstall the lower caliper screw. Put the wheel back on tighten the lug nuts till the wheel is evely and firmly in its normal position. Remove the jack stand lower the vehicle, put the brake fluid cover back on and pump the brakes until they are firm and check the fluid, add some if needed. Tighten the lug nuts, check for leakes. After starting the vehicle pump the brakes a few times, now the fun part the test drive :) allow you self more than normal distance to stop. Tips, I always set the parking brake when working on the front brakes, some people use a 2x4 instead of a brake pad to retract the piston into the caliper, double check your work, i always do and take your time.
Front brake pads are usually easy to do. Take only one side apart at a time. You will need a big C clamp along with other basic hand tools. After jacking the car up and using the proper safety stands remove the wheels. If you turn the steering wheel so you can get to the back of the brake calipers easier. Now remove the two bolts that hold the calipers to the back of the wheel spindle and carefully take the calipers off. Remove the old pads, pay attention to what pad went where. Take the C clamp of slowly squeeze the piston the caliper in. Remove and replace the rotor at this time. Put the new pads in the calipers and replace the caliper and wheel. Make sure all bolts are tighten! Before trying to drive vehicle make sure you press the brake pedal many times. I hope this helps.
First i would check the lug nuts to make sure they are tight. Then i would check brake pads. Possible the shims may need to be replaced for the brake pads or brake grease is needed. Rotors could be warped as well. But i would think the pads may be sticking.