Left rear brake backing

Tiny
SEAN03
  • 1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 135,000 MILES

On my 1992 cadillac deville it is front wheel drive. I had to grind the wheel cylinder off. The backing plate is messed up. Called the dealer the backing plate has been discontinued. How do you take the backing plate off. It sucks because I have to get it inspected this month. If you could pictures would be nice and also if you could give me step by step instructions or something close to it it would be great Thanks.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 7:35 PM

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Tiny
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You'll have to pull the c clips from the axle pull the axle out and it should unbolt then com eoff with the brake assy. You'll have to undo the brake line to the wheel cylinder. There is a clip that holds wheel cylinder off must be removed, disconnect parking brake and remove. Revers procedure for install. Refill rear axle, bleed brakes.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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My 1992 cadillac deville is front wheel drive. Their is no axle in the back or does it. Thanks.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 8:21 PM
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Oops yep forgot about that one. So jut omit the axle part. Although you will probably have to take wheel bearing out. It should be easy enough to do.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for your help.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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My wheel bearing has an abs sensor on it. It looks like it is an allen wrench but they will not come out any suggestions.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 10:46 PM
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It's probably a torx bit for it, it will have to come out try spraying penetrating oil on it and let it sit then see if bolt will undo. Otherwise you may end up buying a new sensor as well.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks that was what I was checking on. Thanks for your time and help.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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IF IT'S A TORX, OR THIS WILL ALSO WORK WITH AN ALLEN SCREW

SEE MY INCREDIBLE ANSWERS AT THIS POST!

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2008-saturn-outlook-remove-rr-brake-rotor-outlook-necessary-torx-retainer-same-o

LET US KNOW HOW THINGS TURN OUT

THE MEDIC

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 1:36 AM
Tiny
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GO TO A U PULL IT. SLIDE THE DRUM OFF REMOVE BRAKE HARDWARE. REMOVE THE 4 BOLTS THAT HOLD THE HUB ON. THE ONLY THING HOLDING THE PLATE THEN IS THE BRAKE LINE. REMOVE IT THEN REMOVE THE PLATE. THIS CAN BE DONE WITH REG. METRIC SOCKETS.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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One of the hub bolts are stripped the top right side. Any idea how I can get it off.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:12 PM
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I AM WRONG U WILL NEED A 60 TORX TO REMOVE

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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A 60 TORX WHAT U ARE USING

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
Tiny
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I am using a 50 It fits perfectly.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:26 PM
Tiny
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U will need a hammer and chisel if your lucky if not you need a air chisel and torches for some heat sorry

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for taking time to help me.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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One more question for you is when I took the 4 bolts out I tried to pull on the hub but it would not come out. I put wd40 on it then I tried liquid wench and it still would not come out. I also used mapp gas and it still would not budge. I was going to beat it out but the abs sensor is in back of it. Someone stripped those screws. A dealer had it a few years back because the brakes would not work. I am almost positive it was them. Any suggestions on how to pull the hub off or take the abs sensor off thanks. The abs screws are really small.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
Tiny
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Chizel only sorry

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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
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Perfect video thanks so much. I see you have to beat on the backing plate to get it to loosen it up. One question when I break the screw off on the wheel hub. How do I get the rest of the screw that is screwed in. Do I have to go to the dealer or the junkyard or napa or something like that to get the bolt. Thanks so much. This will be the last question Hopefully.

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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 1:15 AM
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I REALLY ENJOY DOING ALL OF THIS, DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION AND THE SEVERITY OF THE BROKEN-NESS OF YOUR BOLT.I MIGHT APPROACH THIS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. IS THERE ANY STICKING UP. WILL HEAT HURT ANYTHING. WILL LEFT HANDED DRILL BITS AND EZ-OUTS WORK?----A COMBINATION OF ANY OF THIS?

BEFORE YOU EMBARK ON DOING ANYTHING, CAN YOU TAKE A FEW PICS, IN FOCUS AND POST 'EM?

DO ME A FAVOR AND SORTA STICK A "GOOD ONE" BACK IN A LITTLE TAKE A PIC

TAKE A PIC OF A GOOD ONE OF 'EM REMOVED ON A WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED PIECE OF PAPER

TAKE A PIC OF THE BROKE ONE RIGHT BESIDE THE GOOD ONE---STICK A PENNY AND A REGULAR OLE PENCIL IN THE PIC BESIDE THEM FOR A SIZE CAPARISON

TAKE A PIC OR TWO FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES AND POINT AT IT WITH A PENCIL (DON'T COVER IT UP)

LET'S JUST LOOK THESE OVER---TAKE NO ACTION TILL WE SEE YOUR PICS

WAITIN' ON SOME GOOD--IN FOCUS--EZ TO FIGURE OUT PICS!

THE MEDIC

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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 1:35 AM
Tiny
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Hey I came up with an idea and I want to know if it will work. I am still going to take the pictures. I might not take them today. I have a bunch of medical problems. Anyways can I Solder a nut to the bolt. I have mapp gas. Or Could I braze the nut on their I would use a brazzing rod. I want to know maybe if it will hold and not so I could maybe get it out.

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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 7:04 PM

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