Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, brake questions/issues 2003 Seville in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Well my problems just keep coming with this car.I've been having issues for a year where the car pulls to ...
Well my problems just keep coming with this car.I've been having issues for a year where the car pulls to the left when braking, which I researched and is most likely the right caliper or something on the right side since it pulls to the left.front pads are wagner and the rotors are from napa both only a couple years old.it also shakes when coming to a stop.today I found my drivers side brake hose is leaking.I'm thinking of redoing the front brakes and need some help with picking some out.I'm just trying to stay in the mid grade range.rock auto has powerstop brake kit that comes with drilled/slotted rotors ,pads and calipers , are powerstop brakes good or junk? If they are junk What are some decent brakes for reasonable price?
What do you mean by "mid grade"? Most brake pad manufacturers have 3 "grades". Organic, seminar allow, and ceramic. There are also usual 2 or 3 tiers or rotors as well. After that, you get into performance brake parts.
There are several companies that make excellent "normal" brake parts. If the car is just a daily driven street driven vehicle, you're perfectly fine with any major name brand rotor and (I would strongly recommend) ceramic pad.
If you're looking for performance, several members here, including myself, are running EBC RedStuff pads and Ultimax slotted rotors. Strong, quiet, and low dusting. Others are using the R1's.
I mean mid grade like quality/price wise.rockauto has that powerstop bake kit for a reasonable price ,I was curious if anyone knows if powerstop brakes are decent or would it be better to go with AC Delco durastop? Yea I don't have big $ to spend right now need something in the middle.
Quality aside, the kit you posted a picture of is performance oriented. AC Delco pads and rotors would be stock replacements. Which direction are you trying to go with this?
You'll get better quality rotors for less money if you go for standard, solid replacements. Slotted/drilled/dimpled rotors will always be more expensive, and not necessarily "better". Slots prevent gas buildup between the rotors during repeated hard stops. If you don't take the carvon back roads and do consecutive high speed brake applications, solid rotors are fine. Drilled holes do the same thing, as well as reduce weight. Kind of worthless on a 4,000 pound luxury car.
i need to change my front brake hose,the one that runs to the caliper.the drivers side brake hose is leaking but im goinng to change both sides.after i change the front hoses and its time to bleed the system do i have to go to each wheel and do the bleed procedure or do i just bleed the front ? Also the only bake hoses aap has in stock are wearever ,I know they don't make the best brakes but should there brake hoses be safe to use or should I order something better?
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
Re: brake questions/issues 2003 Seville
I have not used Wearever brake hydraulic hose, but have used a LOT of their pre-made hydraulic hoses in boat applications and never had a problem........... There's an AAP here on Kent Island - AAP is the expansion of the old Annapolis Auto Parts, in business for a skrillion years.
ok so i changed the front brake lines today cause one of them was leaking . i bought one of those one man brake bleed kits.come to find out after i changed the brake hoses the damn bleed kit hose was to small to fit on the nipple.i had some other hose that i stuck in a bottle with brake fluid in it then cracked the nipple and pumped the brakes but they got hard after a couple of pumps so i had to turn the car on a couple of times so i could pump the brakes to do the other side . it seems to be braking fine.was i suppose to bleed front and back or just the front since i didnt do anything in the rear and are the brakes supposed to get hard when pumping them with the car off?i didnt want to physically try to push them as hard as i can cause i wasnt sure if would mess something up,but like i said they seem to be working fine just hope i got all of the air out.
Yea that's What I saw on YouTube .supposedly by putting a hose in a bottle with brake fluid it when you pump it won't suck air back in.I also just cracked the nipple and let fluid run out for a few minutes also supposedly the gravity will push the air out.the brakes seem to be working fine but hopefully all the air got out.I only bleed the front since those were the only brake hoses I changed, was I supposed to do all calipers?