REPLACING FRONT BRAKE PADS

  • Tiny
  • kylearch
  • Pontiac Grand Am

2002 Pontiac Grand Am, roughly 95000 miles, 4 cyl.

I am trying to replace the front brake pads on my car but when I get to the point of removing the calipers, the manual says to pivot them up but they wont move more than a 1/4 inch or so, there seems to be something holding it down. I removed the lower bolt and loosened the upper bolt so it *should* be free to move, what am I missing?

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 5:05 PM

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  • kylearch
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Well it turns out I just wasnt applying pressure in the correct spot or in the correct amount, with both bolts off I used my tire iron which has a flat blade on one end to pry the caliper off at the top, it was actually quite easy once I figured it out.

Total time for brake job? First wheel 2 hours, second wheel 20 minutes. Goes to show, it helps to know what you are doing.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 6:16 PM
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The best way to learn is with hands on. I'm glad it worked out.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 6:34 PM

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