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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Brakes in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Has anyone changed their own brake pads on an'08 STS AWD? I think my front pads are shot. I have ...
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    Brakes

    Has anyone changed their own brake pads on an'08 STS AWD? I think my front pads are shot. I have changed and put aftermarket pads on many other vehicles before but never a Cadillac. Can anyone give me some insight? I have always purchased my pads at autozone. I know taking it to a dealer is the best choice but I am looking to save the money and do it myself.

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    Nothing different from any other car.

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    Disc brakes are disc brakes, nothing different involved.
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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc
    Disc brakes are disc brakes, nothing different involved.
    Yes and no. Floating is different than fixed and I'd swap a Cadillac over an Audi brake (non brembo) any day. Audis suck with all the clips.

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    Also keep in mind the pins used in the calipers are different for top vs bottom of the calipers. So make sure you keep them in the proper locations. It's also good to get pads that come with new rubber boots for the pins and some caliper grease for the pins and the back of the pads. If you don't you'll likely end up with the creaking / cracking sound during brake usage.


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