Are you mechanically inclined? have you ever done a brake job before? If you answer NO to both of these, then its best to go to a brake shop and have it done. Don't take chances with your safety by trying to save a few bucks. the work they do is also warranteed against failure. If you do it and mess up, its all on you.
If you say Yes to both, Do go find yourself a Hayne's repair book for the GM lunima/transport/sillohuette minivans. Its a good book to use because all the sequences show pics. The front discs are EASY. the rears are not too bad. Just make sure you have the front rotors and rear drum turned when you do. I keep an extra set of both on hand, and rotate them when its time. that way I have the rotors and drum read to install at brake job time. Its a hassle when you have to remove both or all, take it to the shop, wait for an undetermined amount of time to have them turned. Do it all ahead of time to make it easier and faster. When you buy new one, they don't need turning, but Do clean the break surfaces with brakleen before use. Take your old ones and keep them from rusting by storing them in a dry place. then when you go to the parts store to get your brake pads, you can drop off the units to be turned. when you go home you'll have ALL the parts you need to complete the job.
remove wheel, caliper,brakes,rotor. unplug abs connector and unbolt hub. install is reverse.
Visegrips, a cigarette and beer.
The only part that is needed to replace your 1997 Pontiac rear brakes is a break assembly kit. The brake assembly kit will have everything you need.
Visit the forums at genvibe.com. There is a nice walk through with brakes to service your front brakes.
Pick up a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car. Follow their directions.
What about 1993 Pontiac drum brakes, please be specific.
I have a 99 grand am and I am tring to replace the brakes on the front of my car but when I go to put the brakes back on the caliper wont line up wheats wrong with this? How do I fix this?
check your cables first, if that's not the case you need to manually re-adjust your parking brakes
You can purchase Pontiac brakes from any car dealership. You can also visit the local auto stores such as Firestone, Goodyear and Sears. Last but not least, you can go online and purchase some Pontiac brakes.
my husband is trying to replace the master cylinder on a 1994 grand am. he was wondering on how to align the gears for the abs.
You replace the brakes on an ABS S10 the same way you replace brakes on a non ABS S10.
Maintaining brakes on a vehicle is important for safety reasons. One must raise the car, remove the tire, the old brake pad, replace it with a new brake pad, make sure everything is where it needs to be, and then replace the tire.
Complete , all the way around, about $600 in parts.
what tools do i use to change the front brakes in my 2003 Pontiac grand prix
This will greatly depend on what kind of brakes you have and which parts you are trying to replace. Do you have disc or drum brakes? If you have disc brakes, do you want to replace the calipers, pads, or rotors? If you have drum brakes, do you want to replace the drum, or the shoes?
To replace the brakes, lift the car on a jack, remove the tire, brake shoe and old brake pad. Next put in the new brake pads, put the brake shoe and tire back on the car, and lower the car.
just replace the rear brakes
Yes, Sam's Club has an auto center where they can replace your brakes?
To replace brakes effectively, you need to know what type of brakes you have. In general, you will need a jack, new brakes, a wrench and Allen wrenches.
I'd suggest picking up a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car. It will take you step by step through the procedure.
front and rear are disc
Normally $160.00 - $200.00 depending upon how badly worn they are could go upwards from there. Happy Motoring!!
The average cost to replace brakes on your 2004 Subaru is $70 per wheel. The cost to replace brakes will vary depending on several factors.