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Posts Tagged: brake job

Uneven brake pad wear – GM vehicles

Fix Uneven brake pad wear – GM Vehicles Uneven brake pad wear on 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt after brake job. HHR, Pontiac pursuit, Pontiac G5 after brake job. When a repair fails after you’ve follow the procedures to the letter, it’s time to stop and check the factory service bulletins for updated parts or procedures. You can subscribe to an online service like eautorepair.net or alldatadiy.com for about $30/year. Then you can access repair procedures, service bulletins, and wiring diagrams. The service bulletins alone can save you a lot of time and … Read More

Disk brake pad spreader tool

Disk brake pad spreader tool So you’ve compressed the caliper with a huge C-clamp and removed it from the bracket. Now what? You have to press the caliper piston back into the bore. Some guys use the same C-clamp, but that can be really awkward. These piston compression tools make the job a LOT easier. If you’re counting pennies, just buy the crank style. But if you really want to make life easier, buy the piston grip versions and just ratchet the pistons back in place. For double piston calipers … Read More

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