simple take wheel off ....grab 6mm allen key socket.remove caliper[after takiung out 2 allen key bolts] pop out old shoes pop in new ones.put antiseize on bolt threads and bolt bushings ,replace caliper
Saturns use a 14mm hex socket to remove the caliper bolts, both front and rear ( for a rear disk brake option) always use anti seize on threads, but do not use anti seize on the bushings. use Sylglyde or some type of impurity free grease. Anti seize is made up of aluminum shavings, and will actually inhibit the proper movement of the caliper pins against the bushings.
you buy brake pads and you change them
yes it is just a couple of bolts and the pads slide out easy
Get a manual on your car from the parts store.
There is a pin that needs to be removed to get them out
Begin by removing the tire and wheel from your 1998 Avenger. Remove the brake spring and the brake caliper. The brake pads will come off. Reverse the process to install your new brake pads.
Cheap brake pads will squeel. If you bought cheap brake pads, that's probably it. Also, make sure you apply brake grease to the back of your pads (do NOT apply the grease to the side of the pad coming into contact with the rotor, apply it to the other side coming into contact with the caliper). If you don't apply break grease, this will also cause squeeling.
Lift the car, remove the tire, remove the brake shoe/caliper and remove the old brake pad. Next, put in the new brake pad, replace the brake shoe/caliper, replace the tire and lower the car.
Take off the wheel, then you will see the caliper, on the back of the brake caliper there are two hex head Allen bolts, take those out then you will be able to pry off the caliper. once the caliper is off change the brake pads and put it back together!
When you replace the brake pads also replace the brake padsensor (used sensorwill not turn out lights), then the light will reset itself automatically
Buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee Manual would be your best bet, but in a short version to install the front brake pads or any other brake pads. Jack up the jeep block the wheels, put jack stands underneith the axle you are working on, take the tire off, once off set the tire half way under the rock gaurd. Unbolt your brake caliber which is two bolts from inbehind the rotor, once bolts are out, take off brake caliber slowly. there is two brake pads left and right pull them out then do reverse of what you just did to take them out.... Good Luck
If your brake is leaking,Its easier to replace with rebuilt ones,then to change the piston and seal,. And you should change both
Specs 98 Buick Park Ave rear pads
Lift up your cart using jack stands for safety. Remove the wheel and take the brake hose off of the caliper body. Remove the two pins that secure the caliper to the bracket and pull of your rotor.
Remove transmission oil pan
You're supposed to bleed all four brakes or you really arent doing anthing, you could also cause improper and uneven wear on the brake pads them selves
If I'm not mistaken, the LS was not manufactured until 2000.
I think the '99 is like my '98, if so the answer is yes. The rear disk has a drum style brake system inside the back side of the rotor for the parking brake. There is a self adjuster, and a hole for the adjusting tool to go through to 'adjust' (usually just to loosen the pads so you can remove the rotor) the pads, similar to a standard drum brake.
check brake pads for thickness. check hubbearings.
your pads will have a feeler guage on them. usually its on the outer side. you change them when that guage is closr to the rotor. if it is touching the rotor you will hear a grinding noise. wait too long and you will need to have the rotor replaced or turned. good luck.
Let your local parts house tell you what you need. They usually offer good, better, best in all brakes pads on common vehicles. I have a 97 and got mine at Advanced Auto Parts. They stop on a dime and give 9 cents change every time. You get what you pay for!
If brakes are squeeking and you are low on brake fluid Probably time for new linings or pads, I would check them before just adding brake fluid. Brake fluid resevior should be located on firewall on driver's side
Go to Autozone.com enter your vehicle type, year and engine type on the left side. Click Repair Info, then vehicle repair guides. They have step by step instructions for a 98 Malibu along with torque specs and all.
Saturn sc takes 1.5 pounds of R134a
there are metal tabs on your brake pads that are designed to rub on the rotor and squeak to let you know the pads are getting thin and need to be replaced this is possibly what your noise is.