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How do you replace the rear brake pads on a 2000 Chevy half ton pickup?

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2015-07-15 18:58:52
2015-07-15 18:58:52

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 before 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.

REAR DRUMS - not 2000 should have these

The brake pads can be bad enough, if you need to replace the rotors, this is not the average do-it-yourselfer job. Inside the brake drums are a brake shoe assembly for the parking brake. These can be a real challenge. Don't be surprised if you need to make a couple trips to the part store on this one. Chevy's rear brake listing can vary. Make sure you know what you have in terms of parts first. You may wnat to remove them and then take in to match up when the parts counterman brings them out.


1)remove wheels

2)remove caliper bolts, then caliper

3)Remove disc, probably by means of sledge hammer ( the ebrake ring usually gets caught on rotor inner side)

4)clip on a new ebrake ring(pad ) if needed, put on new rotors

5)install new pads bolt it all back up after resetting caliper, via c clamp

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