Question about 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6
Pads go over a rotor, you can buy a tool to spread the pads meaning pushing the caliper piston back. if the rotor is pitted or has a lip around the outside it needs to be refaced which is done at a machine shop. i myself use a big old C clamp instead of buying a tool. be careful not to put sideways pressure on the piston or you will be buying a new caliper. i take the cap off the master cylinder when i am pushing fluid out of the caliper.
shoes go inside a drum, you get the drum turned at a machine shop, and you move the adjuster wheel down to the minimum and slowly back it out to where the drum just does not contact the shoes when put on. the shoes will settle in correctly when you push on the brake pedal so you may have to do this adjustment a few times. in the olden days the adjuster was accessible from the inside through a slot in the backing plate and you used a special adjuster or a bent screwdriver to adjust the shoes out.
Posted on May 24, 2011
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