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Brake how can i replace my front brakes? what the tool do i need and is there any special tools do i need to replace my brake pads on my 98 grand am 3100

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  • Gourds Oct 06, 2008

    Yeah, I bought it used last week and the brakes, front and back are nearly nonexistent! How do I fix them?

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Gm uses one of 3 tools to remove calipers 1- T-50 tork bit 2 3/8 hex scoket 3 13mm socket

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2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
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5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exists, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
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