1996 Pontiac Grand Am



November, 3, 2008 AT 9:14 PM

Brakes problem
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

The rear brakes grab after sitting for a while. The rear brakes grab so hard that the rear of the car will squat down until released.
I am tring to change the wheel cylinder which is impossible. There is no way to get it out. I know on most cars the small plate outside the wheel cylinder comes off by a turn of a screw, but for some reason that plate seems to be welded on (on both sides). It is driving me crazy! Can anyone help me to get this out? Thanks


3 Answers



November, 3, 2008 AT 9:36 PM


When you say, no way to get it out I am not sure what you mean by that. It is bolted on from the back. Number 21 in the second pic

I have attached two pics for you. Also, you did take all the springs, shoes, parking brake strut etc apart first didn't you?



November, 4, 2008 AT 8:48 AM

Everything is taken apart. And I cant see number 21 in the picture you sent. The picture is really small. I did un bolt the wheel cylinder but the plate in front of it will not let me take it out. I circled it in tme picture you sent. Do I have to take the whole hub off?



November, 4, 2008 AT 1:50 PM

Hello -

Well I have attached another pic for you. You may need to right click, save to your computer and open it in picture viewer and use the + and - to make it bigger or smaller.

If you have removed the two bolts that hold the wheel cylinder on, which I have a circle around the two bolts, and all brake components are totally removed to include the only plate I think you are talking about, the red arrow, then the wheel cylinder, the blue arrow is free to come off if you have disconnect the brake line. It may be corroded on so you may have to tap it with a hammer.

I did not see where you circled anything......sorry.......if this doesn't help please get back with me.

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