Easiest thing I've ever done!!!!! Take off the wheels and use a 1/2" closed end wrench or socket to break the 2 bolts holding the rotors to the wheel. Be sure to be loostening the 1/2" bolts and not the smaller bolt that holds the pad support to the caliper. Take the bolts out and the caliper lifts right off. Remove the pads and take a 12" C clamp and tighten it in the piston cavity and over the the caliper body to push the piston in. (The rear on my 02 pushed in but some models may screw in on the rear only. Auto parts stores let you use the tool for a simple deposit if yours screws in. You will be able to tell if it is the screw in type if the piston cavity has notches on each side.) After depressing the piston put the pads on and put the caliper back on the rotor. Watch how the pads go on as you take them off because there is a little spring that goes a certain way on one pad on each wheel. (Also some replacement pads have small spacers that stick to the back of the pad...follow instructions in box) I did all 4 tonight for the first time and it only took me 1 1/2 hours...start to finish... including getting tools out and putting everything away. Tools needed: 1/2" closed end wrench 1/2" socket, 3" extension, socket wrench(I used an air wrench but really didn't have to) 12" C clamp flat blade screwdriver...medium size (used to pry apart pads) large hammer (used to tap on wrench to break bolts loose) jack, jackstands, tire wrench (air hammer if you have one) Cost for the best ....ceramic $21.99 rear/$34.99 front. Hope this helps you......email@example.com *EDIT* FYI bolts for the caliper are 12mm and bolts for the pad support bracket are 13mm. 1/2 is close but can strip the head if the bolt is really tight.
how to change front brake pads on a 2003 neon
Try about 25 lb. ft. for the caliper bracket.
the answer to this is questions is get on the floor
quoted $300 for front brake pads, figure I can do no own for less
In the Haynes workshop manual.
To change the antifreeze on a 2003 Alero once the car cools remove that radiator pressure cap. Pour in a gallon of pre mixed coolant.
Check the brake pedal switch. Check the bulbs. Check the grounds.
Remove brake caliper, then caliper mounting frame (2 bolts under frame)
Changing your own front brake pads can save hundreds of dollars. Tools needed for the job are a jack, the brake pads, lug wrench, socket wrench, and brake fluid.
the gas filter on the 2000 alero is just in front of gas tank. you have to jackup the car.
Unless the caliper is broken, you can just replace the brake pads.
Should be labeled or just look for the bad one
brake fluid, the clutch works the same way your brakes do.
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You will need a hoist, a socket wrench set and a torque wrench. You will also need the brake pads, brake fluid and brake grease.?æ
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Need to know if you have the 2.2 or the 3.4 engine.
Bendix should be the best,semi-matalic
If you just want them off when your parked, just put on the emergency brake.
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had same lights illuminate on our Gm vehicle and it was a front vehicle speed sensor along with the wheel bearing.
The estimate for parts and labor to have the front brake pads replaced and the rotors resurfaced on the 2003 Lancer is $305 to $435. The cost for a pair of front brake pads so you can change them yourself is between $25 and $45 depending on the brand you want.
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