: 2005 sts brake job

06-18-12, 10:17 PM
Iam a littel confused please help.
I have been searching for directions to change the breaks on my 2005 STS JL9 break system and some of the post sound like the calipers push in with a C clamp, which I have done on my other cars no big deal but one post said the rear calipers screw in. Hows that work? Iam new to searching the forum so if it is on here allready I can't find it.

06-19-12, 09:00 AM
Try using google to search the forum. I have much more luck using it than the forum's search engine.

06-19-12, 09:23 AM
I will try that.

jimmy buffet
06-19-12, 11:43 AM
The piston of the caliper turns in like a screw. Do not use a c clamp. Napa will have the adapter, like $8. The caliper piston will not be flat. Will have shapes on it.

Not sure if this caliper is this way but that is how they scree in if its like that. Not a big deal

06-19-12, 12:36 PM
Does the je5 rear calipers screw in also.

06-19-12, 06:26 PM
i dont believe they do screw in? if i remeber correctly i believe mine pushed in! btw is the je5 the biger brakes i dont know what code mine is i just know it has the larger rotors

06-19-12, 08:10 PM
Thanks to all. I think I am going to give it a try.

06-19-12, 10:10 PM
You do realize its brake not break. You don't want to break your brakes.

06-19-12, 11:21 PM
May be thats why my search did'nt work, I can't spell.
Well I didn't break my brakes, job completed in less then an hour. my rear brake caliper pushes in it does not screw in. one job down and a new problem surfaces. now my driver side door will not open with the handle i had to use the key. I know I saw that on here some where. a while back when my window regulator went out and while researching that I saw posts about the door handle thing. Man This Site is GREAt! I just wish I knew how to use it better.And get that spell check thing to work.

06-20-12, 08:44 AM
No prob. Def sounds like a failed door handle.

06-20-12, 05:18 PM
the piston on rear caliper just needs to be pushed back because the park brake is like a small drum inside the rear part of the rotor . the case when you have to turn the piston clockwise is when the park brake is activeted by turning the piston ,so when the pads worn the piston awlays stay close to the rotor for the park brake to work.

06-20-12, 05:26 PM

06-20-12, 05:28 PM
as you can see the inside patr of the rotor is like a brake drum the is where the brake lining for your park brake are and they are activeted by a cable .this has nothing to do with the piston caliper.

06-20-12, 08:19 PM
Thanks valjan1 good info
Maybe I should have pulled the rotors and checked the parking brake?

06-21-12, 05:46 PM
yes indeed .good luck