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Old 06-17-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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My brakes are squeaking/squealing..is there a how-to on changing them on all 4 tires?

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Pretty simple really, remove tires, remove caliper mounting bolts, pull off caliper, remove rotor & machine if still within tolerances & replace the pads. Rears, pretty much the same, remove the drums & shoes & replace exactly to match the opposite side!
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The rear is a lil more complicated than that . If you havent done it before you should get a Chiltons Repair Manual to help you thru the process
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Yeah, get the manual. You'll pay probably close to $600 for a complete brake job at a shop.
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The rear is a lil more complicated than that . If you havent done it before you should get a Chiltons Repair Manual to help you thru the process
Not for me it'* not! Then again, I've only done this type of thing for the last twenty years too!
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Ill pass on a link you might find helpful on top of using your new manual.

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/*.../frtbrake.html

Someone should add this to the techinfo,but get permission to copy it and then if the other site ever goes down we will still have it.

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Hey thanks..is that special 3/8 allen socket needed for my car?
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Hey thanks..is that special 3/8 allen socket needed for my car?
I believe I you need a TORX Socket (T-50) to remove the Caliper.
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Hey thanks..is that special 3/8 allen socket needed for my car?
I believe I you need a TORX Socket (T-50) to remove the Caliper.
If I remember wright, the 87-91 bonnies use the Torx, and the 92-99 bonnies use the 3/8 allen .....
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside...........

I wonder who decides what size nut/bolt to use on our cars. Awhile ago there was a push in the good ol' U.*. of A. to go Metric. As you know that didn't go too far. But what we have now is half of the fasteners installed on the cars built in the US(and maybe Canada) have standard size bolts and the other half is metric(with a few Torx and Allen bolts thrown into the mix). I'm beginning to think that SEARS is on the Board of Directors at GM!!!
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