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Had 4 new tires put on Cecil the other day. As soon as the rear tires came of, my mechanic commented, "Yep, typical GM rear brakes". The rotors are rusted, pads are ok, terrible noise 50% of the time when brakes are applied. He, off the top of his head, estimated $350 to replace both sides. He will probably use local parts, ex. NAPA. Looked up parts myself, brakes are easy, going to cost about $300 if I do them. Calipers, rotors, pads.
 

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Is there a question? Rotors can be turned for under 10 a side. If calipers aren't bad leave them as factory are better than aftermarket. Grease the slide pins so they apply pressure evenly. You should be able to get out for under 50 for rear brakes in parts. Consider ceramic pads, i switched couple months ago and am quite satisfied so far.
 

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Is there a question? Rotors can be turned for under 10 a side. If calipers aren't bad leave them as factory are better than aftermarket. Grease the slide pins so they apply pressure evenly. You should be able to get out for under 50 for rear brakes in parts. Consider ceramic pads, i switched couple months ago and am quite satisfied so far.
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and start using the parking brake - REGULARLY -
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............. and remember that the rear caliper pistons screw back into the caliper - do NOT force them with clamps or hammers. The caliper includes a piston ratchet that keeps proper tension on the parking brake cables - use a brake cube or needlenose to screw the piston in and align the pattern on the face with the new pads.
 

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"brake cube" - uses a 3/8 socket drive, fits a slew of ratcheting caliper pistons ........... any large parts store, NAPA. $7.
 
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