How do you change the back brakes on a 99 Yukon?
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It depends on the type of vehicle that you have. You have to remove the caliper which is what holds the brake pads and squeezes them against the rotor (the part the wheel bolt…s to) so that the friction stops the vehicle. Different manufacturers use different methods to mount the caliper. GM uses 2 bolts to hold the caliper in place using either a torx head bolt or a 3/8 hex bolt. Some Fords use two expandable pins to hold them in place that you can drive out of their slot with nothing more than a screwdriver or punch. After you get the caliper off you have to push the piston back into the caliper or the new pads won't fit in the space and go back over the rotor. Sometimes you can do this with a large pair of channel lock type pliers or with a special tool made for it but it has to be done. If the rotor has been scraping the metal plate of the old pads and and/or has grooves in it to any extent at all then they need to be "turned" on a brake lathe to true the surfaces or the new brakes will wear out very rapidly. If the rotors are severly worn and too thin then they will have to be replaced also. Best thing to do is talk to your guys at the auto parts store and they can explain that procedure to you.
Open the rear hatch. There are 2 screw in the sidewall next to the brake lights (Right or Left). Remove those 2 screws and the brake/signal light housing will come out along w…ith the wire harness for the lights. There should be 3 separate pairs of wires going to the Turn Signal, Rear Lights and Brake lights. Follow the wires to the brake lights and untwist the bulb housing and pull it out. Remove the bulb by pulling it from the socket. If you already have the replacement, plug it in and reassembl everything. If you do not have the replacement, take the bulb to the parts store and ask for the replacement brake lights for a 2005 GMC Yukon and give them your old one. They'll look at the numbers on the bulb and sell you the new ones.
Lift the car on a jack, remove the tire, remove the brakeshoe/caliper, and remove the old brake pad. Put in the new brakepad, replace the brake show/caliper, replace the tire …and lower thecar to the ground.
I your doing the drivers side turn the steering wheel left hand down to help access to the brakes, jack up the vehicle and take off the wheel. On the inside of the brake calip…er youll see 2 circular covers top and bottom, remove the bottom cover using a small screw driver and youll find a torx bolt, undo this bolt and pull the caliper open, the pads are now in the open, prise these out and replace with new ones, before you replace the caliper the pistons need to be pushed back into place, remove the brake fluid cap and push the caliper pistons back into the caliper, you can buy a tool for this but can be done without if your wound up enough. Once the caliper pistons are back into the caliper replace the caliper and replace the torx bolt, replace the brake fluid cap, replace the wheel. DONT FORGET THE PISTONS ARE PUSHED BACK INTO THERE SLEEVES, BEFORE DRIVING ALWAYS PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL TILL ITS BACK TO NORMAL sound obvious but unless you do this you wont have any brakes
open rear doors ,on left and right side there are screws holding the light fixture in,once they are removed the lights will come out and that will expose the bulb rack on the …back,two screws hold that in and there you will find the bulbs........247365
Most of the parts stores will print out the instructions for you.. Basically this:. Remove the wheel. Remove the calipers by removing the two bolts behind the calipers.. H…ang the calipers using a sturdy bungie cord, so their weight is not on the brake lines.. Spray penetrating oil between the rotor and the hub and let it soak in. Be generous. Use a half a can and be sure you rotate the rotors so that you get the oil all around the wheel. Bang the rotor with a 3 pound sledge until the vibration loosens the rotor. This may take some time. Let the oil soak overnight if you have trouble getting the rotors off. Replace the rotor.. Spread the calipers apart until the two parts separate. Use a C-clamp to compress the caliper pistons back to their inner-most position. Peplace the hardware clips. Replace the pads. Replace the rubber lube boots (don't try to use the old ones). You also may have to replace the caliper hardware pins. Put caliper brake grease in the boots. Reassemble the calipers. Be sure the boots fit properly on the pins. Clean everything with break cleaner (including the pads, because you can't help but get grease on them).. Slide the calipers back onto the the rotor. Put anti-seize lub on the caliper bolts and bolt the calipers back on to the frame. Torq to specifications. Put the wheel back on and take it for a test drive. Hopefully, you will be able to stop the car.
Our manual shows f24 as brake light fuse
Go to an auto parts store and buy a repair manual.
Brakes do get HOT ~400 degrees actually. What is the symptoms your are experiencing, fading, brake smell, vibration?
If you mean just the brake pads it is as easy as pulling the tire, unmounting the brake caliper and pulling the pads out and putting new ones in (after depressing the hydrolic… ram back to a start.) There is no reason you couldn't do this yourself, but you should get a repair manual or find good detailed instructions online.
Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting. . Remove the tire and wheel assembly. . Remove the front wheel hub extension, dual wheel vehicles only.… . Insert a drift or large screwdriver through the brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent the rotor from turning. . Mark the relationship of the front wheel hub extension to the hub. . Remove the front wheel hub extension bolts. . Remove the front wheel hub extension from the vehicle. It may be necessary to tap around the perimeter of the hub extension with a rubber mallet to loosen it from the hub. . Mark the relationship of the rotor to the hub. . Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts. Notice: Refer to Support the Brake Caliper While flex Hose is Connected Notice in Service Precautions. . Remove the brake caliper and brake caliper bracket as an assembly and support with heavy mechanic's wire or equivalent. DO NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper. . Remove the rotor retaining push nuts from the wheel studs, if applicable. . It may be necessary to strike the end of the hub or the rotor with a deadblow hammer to separate the rotor from the hub. . Remove the rotor. . If the rotor is difficult to remove due to corrosion in the hub area use the following procedure to remove the rotor, 25 and 35 series only. . Clean all the surface areas and the threaded holes of contamination. . Generously apply penetrating oil or the equivalent to the hub/rotor area. . Insert two M10 x 1.5 bolts, jack screws, into the threaded holes of the rotor. . Tighten both bolts evenly to force the rotor from the hub. .
When changing the brakes a diagram can come in handy. A rear brakediagram can be found in the specific car repair manual.
get a OBD2 (On Board Diagnostics) reader and reset the code.
Saturns use a 14mm hex socket to remove the caliper bolts, both front and rear ( for a rear disk brake option) always use anti seize on threads, but do not use anti seize on t…he bushings. use Sylglyde or some type of impurity free grease. Anti seize is made up of aluminum shavings, and will actually inhibit the proper movement of the caliper pins against the bushings. for more information please visit my Bio for a link to my saturn help site..... on the site you will find step by step images of how to change your brake pads.
In Chevy Malibu
You need to have the drums turned provided they are within specs. Any shop that can turn them can measure them for you. They just pull off (parking brake OFF). The shoes are n…ot too tough to replace. You should replace springs /star adjusters when shoes replaces & sold in kits at better auto parts stores. Do 1 wheel & use other for an example. There is a rear & fwd shoe in each one. They are not the same size. These must go on proper sides for each wheel & ensure star adjuster turns in right direction-check before disassembly. There are several springs so take a bunch of pix also before disassembly. Once you get drums back on, use star adjusters (there is usually a slot to put screwdriver through) to spread out pads until you feel a slight drag & you are done. There are some special brake handtools for this which you can buy or can do with other common tools.
In Ford Vans
It would be helpful if you could tell us the make and year at least. -
I am not a professional mechanic but have done numerous jobs that are still working to this day! first things first. Make sure your vehicle is in park and e-brakes are set. Us…ing the cars own jack, jack up your vahicle. This is for the front pads only. Remove your front tire, doing one side at a time. Once your tire is off the braking system is exposed around the rotor. There should be a plastic or rubber cap over the caliper bolts on the top and the bottom, ( look behind the brake system). Using an Allen wrench or torx type wrench begin to losen the top, the whole caliper bolt will not come out but will not be screwed into the housing anymore. Do the same for the bottom. Once the caliper bolts are fully unscrewd, with a screw driver remove the little piece of what looks like a hanger shaped type object in front of the brake system. Be sure to hold onto it as it may spring out. Now all of thats done using your screw driver pry the brake system out of the housing, being careful not to scratch the rotor or puncture any thing. Once that has been pulled out use a zip tie (not to tight) to affix the system up making sure that you dont break the fluid line. remove the old pads. This is where you would use your C clamp and a skinny piece of wood about 3inches long maybe 1/2 inch thick, to push the round piston (just behind one of the pads) in slowly. Once fully pushed in you can now put in the new pads. Make sure you remember which pad came from which side, it pretty much will be obvious. Now your pads are on simply put the caliper back on making sure that it is a bit snug, there may be a little play on it as the piston hasnt been pushed back out yet. That will come in a few. Begin tightening your caliper bolts back in (lefty loosey righty tighty) but reversed. Replace the hanger shaped object again. Put your tire back on and tighten your lugs good. Repeat the same for the other side. Now check your brake fluid, add if needed. Turn your vehicle on and pump your brakes, the brake will go all the way to the floor, but keep doing it. This is to get the piston back into action and to get the (blood) fluid flowing again. Once you feel it working drive slowly while holding the brake down just so slightly to burn in the new pads. To know that they are burned in good you will begin to smell the brakes. Make sure your windows are down while doing this. Now your all done! Happy motoring