2000 Chevy Impala replacing rear brakes

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 168,000 MILES
The impala has rear disk brakes how do I replace the pads and rotors
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 5:41 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Your rear brakes are serviced exactly the same way as the fronts. Removal of the caliper and rotor is as follows:

Using a suction gun, remove approximately 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder. The reason for this is that the caliper pistons must be pushed back into their bores so the caliper can be removed from the rotor. This could cause the brake fluid to overflow from the reservoir onto painted surfaces or wiring.

Raise and safely support the vehicle on safety stands.

Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub so it can later be installed in the same relationship. This helps retain the balance of the rotating assembly.

Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

It is not necessary to remove the brake lines or parking brake cable (as equipped) when removing a caliper to service the brake rotors. It is necessary to use care not to damage the brake hose by letting the caliper hang. The weight of the caliper can damage the brake hose. Remove the caliper and suspend it from the strut with a wire hook or suitable piece of wire. Do NOT disconnect the brake hose or allow the caliper to hang from the brake line.

Remove the rotor assembly by simply pulling it off the hub.

Assembly is the reverse of the removal.
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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 8:54 PM

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