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How do you replace the rear disk breaks on a 2004 Chevy Malibu?

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10/06/2007

Remove wheels

Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place

Remove caliper mounting bolts

Slide caliper off rotor

A special tool is needed to retract piston into caliper body they are threaded

Tool not expensive available at Sears or auto parts store

After piston retracted replace inner and outer pads

Re-install caliper PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE