What tools are needed to change brake pads on a 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo?
ratchet or socket
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Hi there Just for information purposes, the braking system is the same on all Monte's from 1995 to 2001. If you go to the answers for how to repair brakes for any of these mod…el years, the info will be the same for a '95.
Though the brakes themselves aren't that complex, but due to the problems you could have with the system afterwards, you need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manu…al for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
If your not used to working with antilock/traction control vehicles, you may want to leave this job to a professional. There are some things that you need to be aware of befor…e proceeding with the job. But, if you decide to go on with this, You may want to go to a car parts store, or book store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library. You will need: Jack, jackstands, various wrenches or socket set, new brake pads, c-clamp I usually do one side at a time. Jack the car up safely. Put the car on jackstands. Take the wheel off. Loosen the two caliper bolts. Pull the caliper off, and remove the old pads. Make sure you DONT let the caliper hang by the brake cable set it up behind the knuckle or get something to support it with. Use a large C-clamp to push the piston back in. Install the new pads on the caliper. Put the caliper back on, tighten the bolts down. Replace the wheel. Move on to the other side. Repeat procedure. Check brakes before going anywhere!
WELL YOU START BY LOOSENING THE LUG NUTS...BUT NOT TO LOOSE SO AS NOT TO DROP THE CAR;BUT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM OFF WHEN THE CAR IS ON THE JACK WITHOUT SPINING THE TIRE. THE…N YOU JACK THE CAR UP AND REMEMBER TO PUT CHOKES BEHIND THE REAR TIRES AND THE RIM UNDER THE FRAME OF THE CAR IN CASE IT FALLS OFF THE JACK. OK THEN YOU HAVE TO LOCATE TWO BOLTS ON THE INSIDE OF THE CALIPER FACING THE MOTOR OR TRANSMISSION DEPENDING ON THE SIDE YOU ARE WORKING ON;ALSO THEY ARE THE SMALLER ONES, I THINK LIKE 10MM OR 12MM I DONT REMEMBER ..... ONE ON THE BOTTOM AND ONE ON THE TOP...AND ALSO REMEMBER TO USE YOUR JUDGEMENT TO LOCATE WHERE THOSE 2 BOLTS ARE..THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO LOOK FOR WHERE YOU CAN TAKE THE CALIPER OFF WITHOUT TAKING OFF THE REST OF THE BRAKING SYSTEM...WHEN U TAKE THEM BOLTS OFF REALLY THATS IT TO TAKE OFF THE CALIPER...THE CALIPER WILL ONLY BE HELD ON BY THE CYLINDER SO THEN GET LIKE A PRY BAR OR LONG FLATHEAD THAT IS STRONG,AND PRY IT OFF THE ROTOR. OK NOW YOU ARE READY TAKE THE OLD BRAKE PADS OFF AND TO USE A C-CLAMP TO PUSH THE CYLINDER IN; WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT ONE OF THE OLD BRAKE PADS INFRONT OF THE CYLINDER SO AS TO PUSH IT IN EVENLY-THEN JUST TURN THE HANDLE ON THE C-CLAMP UNTILL THE CYLINDER IS FAR ENOUGH IN TO PUT THE NEW BRAKE PADS ON AND PUT THE CALIPER ON WITH OUT A PROBLEM. NOW REMEMBER ALSO TO PUSH THE SLIDES IN WHERE YOU BOLT IT BACK ON AND JUST SLIDE THE CALIPER IN PLACE.. WELL THEN SCREW THE BOLTS BACK INTO THE SLIDES AND THE CALIPER AND BRAKE PADS ARE NOW IN PLACE..NOW JUST MAKE SURE EVERY THING IS TIGHT AND RIGHT; AND GO AHEAD AND PUT THE TIRE BACK ON AND DO THE OTHER SIDE THE SAME WAY.
You need to purchase a Haynes Manual that is specific to your car. They can be bought at a parts store or bookstore. You will need: Jack, jackstands, various wrenches or sock…et set, new brake pads, c-clamp I usually do one side at a time. Jack the car up safely. Put the car on jackstands. Take the wheel off. Loosen the two caliper bolts. Pull the caliper off, and remove the old pads. Make sure you DONT let the caliper hang by the brake cable set it up behind the knuckle or get something to support it with. Use a large C-clamp to push the piston back in. Install the new pads on the caliper. Put the caliper back on, tighten the bolts down. Replace the wheel. Move on to the other side. Repeat procedure. Check brakes before going anywhere!
2003 procedures may help . I have a 2003 venture van. The answer below pertains to it. I hope this will help with your 1998.\n. \nChanging the brake pads and rotors on a V…enture van are more simple than some vehicles. First you have to jack up the front end of the vehicle and remove the 2 front wheels. I suggest that you work on one side at a time so that you can use the other as a reference if you find yourself in a jam. When you take a close look at the calipers and rotors you will notice there are 4 screws on the calipers. You can remove the entire caliper at once if you remove only the two screws that hold the entire caliper onto the vehicle. The other two screws hold the caliper together. Pay close attention how the pads are in as you begin to remove them so that you can replace the new ones correctly. Really they only slide in and out, but the two pads differ from each other and you want to be sure that you put the new ones in correctly. \n. \nIf it is an ABS system, be sure to clamp off the hydraulic hose with a hose clamp and remove it from the caliper before pressing the piston in. This will prevent "junk" from getting pushed into the hydraulic line. Use either a C-clamp or a special tool called a Piston press to push the piston back in to it's bore. \n. \nThe rotor will come off of the lug bolts after the caliper has been removed. There are no other bolts holding it on. If you have never done this type of work before you really should get someone that is experienced to help you because brakes aren't something you really want to take chances with.
the easiest way is to pull the upper plenium, of course you want to replace the gaskets at this time as well.
Answer . \nRemove the caliper bolts, caliper mounting flange, rotor. Install new rotor. Remove pads from caliper, wire brush and clean all contact surface and hardware i…ncluding caliper pins. Lubricate all of them with disc caliper grease. Note how you removed everything so it goes back correctly. Torque down pins. Gently brake for first 50-100 stops.
One tool, a telephone book. Call a mechanic and get the job done correctly.
1/2 wrench or 1/2 socket and ratchet and that's basically all it takes
Lift the vehicle on a car jack, remove the tire, remove the brakeshoe/caliper, and remove and properly dispose of the old brake pad.Put in a new brake pad, replace the brake s…hoe/caliper, replace thetire, tighten the nuts, lower the vehicle to the ground.
Take off Front 2 wheels behind the caliper you will see 2 bolts take off the caliper .. you need a special tool compress the caliper snap the new pads in lube them up and bolt… back on the caliper ... easy as pie
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