changing pads - question - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default changing pads - question

so i need to change my brake pads. well, i hate to pay someone else to do it, so heres my question:

what kind of tools do i need or would help in changing the pads myself? what should i look out for?
jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

basic socket set and wrenches along with a 6" c-clamp, and you'll have to get that jack out of the trunk
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

*Moved to 2000-2005*
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks john. i wasnt sure, cuz all bonnes have brakes

c-clamp huh. ive got one of those. might do this next time ive got two days off. 4th seems like a good possibility.
jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwakamud
thanks john. i wasnt sure, cuz all bonnes have brakes

c-clamp huh. ive got one of those. might do this next time ive got two days off. 4th seems like a good possibility.
Make sure it'* not some whimpy 1/8 of an inch thick type. Needs to be a good, medium duty type.
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default

jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 12:00 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwakamud
eh, should work.
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 12:03 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

are 00+ calipers held on with allen bolts like the 92-99 ??
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 12:04 AM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default

just trying to be thorough, you know.

going with ceramic pads, anything special i need to know?

keep in mind, still havent done anything with my car mechanically. took off the engine cover a couple times, but thats it.

im a noob.
jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 12:06 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

I hope you are grinding the disc'*, or having someone do it for you...
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GM dealer is telling me that the OEM brake pads are better than the ceramic pads? Pologuy General GM Chat 17 08-06-2009 11:37 AM
Changing the brake pads...? BonnevilleLErocks 1987-1991 5 06-15-2007 01:05 AM
Changing brake pads? EWC88 2000-2005 3 05-07-2007 06:21 PM
Changing front brake pads dbeast420 1992-1999 10 12-25-2006 05:24 PM
I got around to changing my rotors and brake pads! Higheremotions General GM Chat 18 08-30-2006 01:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.