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How do you change front brake pads on a 1999 Monte Carlo?

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2015-07-15 21:18:08
2015-07-15 21:18:08

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. THEN 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 <YOU WILL KNOW WHAT PART IS THE CALIPER,CAUSE IT WILL HAVE THE BLEEDER VALVE ON IT> 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.

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