I'm just going to take a big screwdriver, put right in here, and then slowly pry out. In many cases the initial maintenance check is done at no cost check with the service department for more information. The right part installed correctly that's going to save you time and money. Just make sure that everything is tight enough that a 10 year old kid would not be able to break them loose with a standard ratchet. I will say don't be afraid to crank on it for a while as in this case, a little adjustment really does not go a long way. Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap as soon as possible since brake fluid is hygroscopic readily absorbs moisture. My lower one is not coming out very easily.
That top bolt is a little tough to get to with that leaf spring in the way, you can't really get a good ratchet on it. These shoes have thin shins on them so you want to put a little coat of silicone lubricant on them and then you want these wear tabs to be facing against the way the wheel is going, you basically want them facing down. Make sure to have your brakes serviced regularly to help prevent unnecessary damage to the rotors, calipers, and other related systems. So browse around our great selection of car parts and let's help with that auto repair or car upgrade! You can see we push on it with the screwdriver, and we have to resort to a hammer to get those out of the way. Driving on worn or seized calipers means your truck might not stop as soon as you want it to. We're rapping it really hard, trying to loosen it up a little bit.
This is done with the shoe-to-drum gauge. Get out and spin the rear wheels if you think it's to tight. Okay, we're going to speed it up here, as I straighten the wheels, remove those two lug nuts, a little bit of anti seize or you could just put some oil or something just to keep the wheel from seizing to the disk. The two caliper bolts are located on the back side of the front brake caliper at the top and bottom. Then there's, you can actually see, probably, you can see right here when you move, you can see that moving part to the rotor, just to the left of it that's your brake pad, which it looks like there is pretty good life and this right here is your other brake pad and again, it looks like pretty good life.
The bolts are 18 mm, so a breaker bar is your best tool and if you only have a ratchet what you can do is take a piece of pipe and put it on the end and that gives you more leverage. This is usually the main cause of brakes sticking on these Sierras and Silverados. Through AutoZone's Loan-a-Tool program, get the equipment you need to get the installation job done yourself. If the caliper won't fit over the new pads, you may need to compress the pistons back a bit further. Start out by taking the wheel cover off. If you don't have air tools you'll want to loosen the lug nuts with the tire on the ground, then jack up and support with jack stands under your vehicle. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow.
Brake Caliper Mounting Bolt Rear 15 series 42 Nm 31 ft. Tighten the upper and lower caliper bolts by turning them counter clockwise as seen from the outside of the vehicle with the 19mm socket and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight or about 74 to 80 ft lbs of torque. Give it good tap and then I like to put a couple of lug nuts on just makes it easy to get the brakes all together. The braking system on your vehicle delivers stopping power to the wheels. Caliper Mounting Bracket to Knuckle, Front 15 series 175 Nm 129 ft. Sit in the driver's seat of the vehicle and pump the brake pedal a few times to restore the brake line pressure.
Start the lug nuts on by hand first. Then we break the lower one free, and use our ratchet and socket to remove the bolt the rest of the way. Spin off the 6 lug nuts and set them aside in a safe place. Raise the front of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with the two. He is referring to caliper mounting bolts, not the sliding caliper pin bolts! Try to avoid stressing the rubber brake fluid line. Can't believe the front caliper pin bolts are 74Lbs! Thoroughly clean off the brake rotor, caliper bracket, brake caliper assembly and the lug nut studs with spray. Allowing the wrench to come in contact with the brake caliper will cause a pulsation when the brakes After hydraulic component or line replacement, it is necessary to perform an automated bleed procedure with a scan tool.
The clearance between the park brake shoe and the rotor is 0. Shortly after getting codes and using google to research check engine light was gone. Pull the parking brake lever to the second click and leave it there. Then the caliper bracket comes off. Slightly tighten the 6 lug nuts in a criss cross or star pattern with the tire iron. If you don't have the benefit of air tools, you'll want to start with the vehicle on the ground, loosen the lug nuts first, then raise and secure the vehicle, and remove the lug nuts wheel and tire.
The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. The brake caliper is a hydraulic clamp that pinches the brake pad onto the brake rotor. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. To remove the calipers I'm going to start with these two bolts here, okay, this bolt and this bolt. But, if you come down here and we look up in here and look at the surface of the rotor in here one, I can see some pitting which I don't like, and then there's a pretty good groove on this here so I'm going to remove the calipers and the rotors. Note: I am not a registered charity.
Rest the caliper on the suspension or suspend it from the spring with a bungee cord. We've put grease on the inside as well as a light coat on the outside. You want to note how it comes out. Make sure you clean them up really well before reinstalling them. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.