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How do you change the front brake pads on a 1994 Chevy cavalier?

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Answered 2011-09-13 00:21:21

When you take off your tire you will see the caliper. (its the big piece of metal holding you brake pads on). on the rear side there should be 1 or 2 bolts holdiong it on, you may need an Allen wrench. After you loosen the bolts you can pull the caliper away from the rotar. There will be pins holding the pads on, slip them off. Now to the hard part, I use a c-clamp and a small block of wood, (this you will use to press on the pistons to get them back down so u can put the new pads on). Place the wood across the two holes with rubber on them make sure it is straight and no rubber is sticking out. carefully screw the clamp till the pistens are level with the rest of the caliper. Now you can slide your pades on.MAKE sure you grease all the pins and all the metal that is touching it. You may have to use a screwdriver to snap the pins into place. After so on you slide the caliper back on the rotar and grease your bolts and tighten them. If there is a chance of air int he line bleed your brakes. Let someone pump the brakes continuosly then hold them down while you unscrew the tiny bolt on the back of the caliper. Dont let off the brake till you have retightened the bolt. Repeat till brakes feel tight.

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