Front brake pad and rotor replacement instructions please?

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MAXS
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
Initially looked at Nakamoto but are now out of stock. So now do not know. ELine, R1, HanSell, and others but read a lot of opposite information on line. Zinc coated or not, drilled slotted versus not, etc. I do only commute and city driving. No towing or fast driving. I would prefer a choice that lasts and has no chance of warping. Perhaps slotted is a good choice but have no idea of brand and model. See that some offer lifetime warranty others only six to twelve months. Which seems to short for a rotor lifetime.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 1:07 PM

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DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

I personally have used SSBC- Stainless Steel Brake Corporation for all my high performance braking needs. They might be expensive but worth it. Feel free to contact them online or through their contact information on their website header I've provided below. Here is a tutorial for you to view on how to change front brake pads and rotors:

https://youtu.be/9pwFodKAl5A

and

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

I've attached picture steps below on how to change the front brake pads and rotors on your vehicle. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 11:39 PM
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DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is a tutorial showing how to properly bleed and flush a brake system:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM
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MIKE GRAHAM
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE
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  • 4WD
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To remove rotor on 2007 tahoe do I have to remove the hub bolt or will the rotor come off from the ccenter hole. It seems very tight and I am not sure how hard to hit it to remove
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The rotor should come off without neccessity to remove the hub bolt. For 1500 series the 2 holding screw have to be removed first.

Spray some rust penetrant around the center hole and use a hammer to bang as near to center as possible to loosen the rotor. Take care not to hammer the brake pad seating areas on rotor.
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE
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My brake warning light came on so I think I need brakes can you help please?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SEVAG PAESEGHIAN
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Hello.

Check our guide below how to replace front brake pads and discs.

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

Check the diagrams below how to replace front rotors and pads.

let us know if you need more help.

thank you.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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PEGATHA
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  • 73,000 MILES
I have a 2005 Tahoe with worn out brake pads I need to change them out?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested for front brake pad replacement. This is a tutorial for you to view on how to change front brake pads and rotors:

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

I've attached picture steps below on how to change the front brake pads and rotors on your truck. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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MELNRIC
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I removed the wheel the brake caliper and the caliper bracket and end axle nut on the left front wheel of my SUV. How do I get the brake rotor off now? Do I need a puller or a really big hammer?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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KASEKENNY1
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I am attaching the process from the manual on how to replace the rotors on your vehicle.

Here are some guides as well that will help with this:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dB17cMwSOQ

Let us know what questions you have. Thanks
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STEVEARMY84
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  • 71,000 MILES
Can you show me how to do the brakes?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SEVAG PAESEGHIAN
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Hello.

check our description below you can replace the pads and rotors easily.

check our guide and the video how to replace front pads and rotors.

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

https://youtu.be/9pwFodKAl5A

Check the diagrams below specific to your vehicle how to replace and inspect pads and rotors.

let us know if you need more help.

thank you.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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STEFFEN48
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What is the correct torque ft lbs for the front brake calipers for the Z71 model?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

The bracket for the caliper mount to the hub is below

https://youtu.be/9pwFodKAl5A

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

6. Install the 2 caliper bracket mounting bolts.
Tighten the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts to 175 Nm (121 ft. lbs.), 15 Series.
Tighten the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts to 300 Nm (221 ft. lbs.), 25 Series.

The caliper mounting bolts are below.

2. Install the 2 brake caliper mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 108 Nm (80 lb ft).

This video should help as well

https://youtu.be/9pwFodKAl5A

Roy
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
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STEFFEN48
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Thank you!
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
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JRICO2669
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What size socket do I use to take off the brake caliper the two bolts holding it in?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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There should be two sizes 16mm and 18mm.

Here is a video to show you how to get the job done:

https://youtu.be/9pwFodKAl5A

You will need to raise up the car as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
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MILLER756
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Why does my front brakes make noise and push back when I come to a stop?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Here are the directions for replacing front brakes on this vehicle. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

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2000 Chevy Truck K Tahoe 4WD V8-5.3L VIN T
Brake Pads Replacement - Front
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Pad Service and Repair Procedures Brake Pads Replacement - Front
BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT - FRONT
Removal Procedure

pic 1

1. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Wheels, Tires and Alignment.
4. Inspect the caliper operation. Refer to Brake Caliper Inspection.
5. Remove the caliper. Refer to Brake Caliper Replacement - Front.
6. Suspend the caliper from the frame with heavy gauge wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
7. Remove the caliper mounting bracket bolts.
8. Remove the caliper mounting bracket from the steering knuckle assembly.

Pic 2

9. Remove the brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket.
10. Remove the clips from the inside ends of the caliper mounting bracket and discard.

Pic 3

11. Inspect the caliper and mounting bracket. Refer to Brake Caliper Inspection.

Installation Procedure

pic 4

1. Install the clips to the inside ends of the caliper mounting bracket.
2. Install the brake pads to the caliper mounting bracket.
Install the inner pad (11 wear indicator).
Install the outer pad (2 wear indicators).

Pic 5

3. Install the caliper mounting bracket to the steering knuckle assembly.
4. Perform the following procedure before installing the caliper mounting bracket bolts.
4.1. Remove all traces of the original adhesive patch.
4.2. Clean the threads of the bolt with brake parts cleaner or the equivalent and allow to dry.
4.3. Apply Threadlocker GM P/N 12345493 or Red LOCTITE(TM) #272 to the threads of the bolt.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

5. Install the caliper mounting bracket bolts to the steering knuckle.
Tighten the brake caliper mounting bracket to 175 N.M (129 lb ft) (15 series).
Tighten the brake caliper mounting bracket to 300 N.M (221 lb ft) (25 series).
6. Install the caliper. Refer to Brake Caliper Replacement - Front.
7. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Wheels, Tires and Alignment.
8. Remove the safety stands.
9. Lower the vehicle.
10. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid.
11. Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly in order to seat the brake pads.
12. Burnish the brakes as needed. Refer to Burnishing Pads and Rotors.

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I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 AT 10:13 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BATMAS
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I have 2002 Chevy Tahoe 85,000 miles and it has four-wheel drive. It has the 5.3 litre vortec motor. It has 4 wheel disk brakes and I need to know how to go about replacing the front and rear pads, and front and rear rotors and what special tools are needed to perform this job.
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