: Doing brakes, need help?



TheKid
02-28-09, 12:23 PM
Im doing all new brakes on my 06. should i have to take those 4 star pattern bolts out of the caliper or is there an easier way. the reason im asking is because i have 3 of them out and the brake fluid line is in the way of the forth one. what do i do because i cant pull this bolt out?

2003RC51
02-28-09, 12:46 PM
Are you replacing the pads or the whole setup? If you are replacing the pads you just have to take a punch and tap the (2) pins out that are in the caliper. The metal clip will come off and the pads will slide right out.

wgbanks
02-28-09, 01:34 PM
Below is a link that will help. The FAQ is the 2nd best bookmark I have, this site is the number one. Also becoming a supporting member doesn't hurt.

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/bpadchange/index.html

gfourth
02-28-09, 03:08 PM
Below is a link that will help. The FAQ is the 2nd best bookmark I have, this site is the number one. Also becoming a supporting member doesn't hurt.

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/bpadchange/index.html

:yeah:

I just did my fronts last week and it took me one hour. Thats including scrubbing brake dust off the back of the rims. :thumbsup:

Howsitgoing
02-28-09, 07:07 PM
Why is there a need to bleed the brakes afterward? The lines weren't disconnected so no air could have got into the system? :hmm:

thebigjimsho
02-28-09, 07:55 PM
Why is there a need to bleed the brakes afterward? The lines weren't disconnected so no air could have got into the system? :hmm:
bleeding brakes is never a bad idea. but it's not really needed when just changing pads...