: JE5 vs J55 Brakes



dragon65
08-10-13, 08:56 PM
My 2008 CTS has a 3.6 DI engine and came with the performance package. How do I determine if the brakes are JE5 or J55?
Also, does these two use the same size pads?
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Tbbt
08-10-13, 09:07 PM
Dragon,

Welcome to the forum. There a lot of knowledgeable posters here and browse to your heart's content. Read and learn!

Turn over the spare tire cover and you should have a printout of everything built into your car! It should say what brakes you have on your car.

Marv

arw1510
08-11-13, 09:57 AM
And no, not the same pads.

milocoman
08-16-13, 05:43 PM
You can also PM Cadillac customer care on here with your VIN and they will provide all your car has.

billbrasky
09-27-16, 05:26 PM
Turn over the spare tire cover and you should have a printout of everything built into your car! It should say what brakes you have on your car.

Marv, what if you don't have a spare tire (only the fix-a-flat and air compressor)? I looked in there and didn't see anything.

HurstGN
09-27-16, 07:13 PM
The spare was an option, but the tag should still be on the underside of the carpeted cover, unless somebody removed it.

steve755
09-28-16, 09:51 AM
The spare was an option, but the tag should still be on the underside of the carpeted cover, unless somebody removed it.

Yes Hurst is correct, I don't have a spare and my tag is on my "fix a flat and compressor storage cover".

billbrasky
09-29-16, 02:44 PM
Nice. Thanks all. Looks like previous owner removed it :mad:. On hold with Cadillac now... Hopefully I can get someone with a brain. Did the brake package have anything to do with wheel size? I have the 17" wheels, not the 18".

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OK, took about 20 minutes on customer service hold, but they confirmed I have JE5 brakes. Thanks all!