2007 Other Chevrolet Models brake pad change

Tiny
MBATSON
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 35,000 MILES
What tools do I need to change pads on a 2007 chevy hhr? 2.2l ls
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 AT 11:05 AM

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Jack, Jack Stand(recommended), Lug wrench to get tire off. Now if your only going to do the bare minimum and not change the rotor, there should be two slide pins attaching the caliper to the mounting braket on the back side. These pins may be an allan or torques bit head, You should be able to look and see without the wheel off. If you need one of these sockets the parts store should be able to tell you what size. With the pins out pry the caliper off, you may need to release pressure either by opening a bleeder screw, pushing the caliper back and forth, or use a large C-clamp to put distance between the pads and rotor. You may damage thin metal retainers on the pads but the new pads should come with new or you can buy new for cheap. With the caliper off, remove the pads either from the caliper or from the mounting braket (depends on how pads are mounted). I recommend Re-greasing the pins with caliper grease, not too expensive for a bottle and some better parts stores have small packets at the front counter. Install the new pads with any retainers as the old came off. Re-install the caliper and tighten the pins to German Specs. With the wheel securely in place repeat on the other side. Hope this helps.
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