Front brake pad and rotor replacement instructions please?

Tiny
SWEETIE1965
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  • 2004 GMC ENVOY
  • 4.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 MILES
I am going to change the front brakes and rotors on my vehicle listed above but don't know the torque specs for the caliper itself and the mounting bracket. Can you please tell me the torque specs for all brake calipers and all mounting brackets? Thanks in advance
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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 AT 2:34 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing the brakes and rotors really isn't too hard. To get you started, here is a link that shows in general how it is done. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

The directions and pics below are specific to your vehicle. Torque specifications are included in the directions. I highlighted them.

Note: Pics 1-15 are pad replacement. The remaining pics are for the disc rotor.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions. Also, the pics below contain everything.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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I need the torque specs for the caliper itself and the mounting bracket.
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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Sorry for the confusion. The torque specifications are always included in the related photo instructions we include. The torque for the brake caliper to caliper bracket is to be 42 NM (Newton Meters) or 31 ft. Lbs. The brake caliper bracket to hub-spindle assembly is to be 150 NM or 110 ft. Lbs. I've attached pictures for you below for your vehicle. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, March 19th, 2021 AT 5:12 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help.
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Friday, March 19th, 2021 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
DANNY L
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You're welcome!

Thanks for using 2CarPros and we hope you will use our site again in the future when needed.

Danny-
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Friday, March 19th, 2021 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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I will when I get puzzled and can't figure something out.
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Friday, March 19th, 2021 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for jumping in, Danny. I thought I had them highlighted in the first post. Regardless, I'm glad to hear everything is taken care of.

Take care,

Joe
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Friday, March 19th, 2021 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Thanks again for using 2CarPros. Glad to hear you will use our site again in the future when needed. Take care.

Danny-
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Saturday, March 20th, 2021 AT 12:43 AM
Tiny
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Would the torque specs for the rear caliper and mounting be the same as the front?
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello again.

No, those torque values are different. I've attached 2 pictures below showing the 2 torque values for the rear brake caliper and bracket. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
SWEETIE1965
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On my 2004 GMC Envoy, I changed an upper ball joint thinking that was causing a clunking sound when I run over bumps on a road. The noise is still there. I checked the hub bearing for play in the bearing. It moves about a half inch at the 3:00 and 9:00 position. I'm thinking the hub bearing is getting worn and needs to be replaced. What are your thoughts? The car runs great with a couple small dings in it. Brakes are all new along with brake rotors. Front and rear are all new. The lower ball joint seems to have no slack (play) in it.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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Cheers, Ken
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 9:29 PM

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