Having problems with your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE ?
What type of rear brakes does this car have? Afriend wants help changing them. Also any specific areas I should be concerned with?
Hi Friend: On your vehicle you'll have disc Brakes Front And Rear.Your Changing the Rear. Break loose your Lug Nuts Jack it Up Secure the Car with Good Jack Stands.Then finish remove tires,Besure To take the cap off your Masrer Cylinder and Take a Suction Bulb and Remove not Quite 1/2 of the Brake Fluid out of the Master So when you Push the Pistons Back in the Caliper you don't Get Brake Fluid Everywhere. Know you'll see your Calipers and Brake Pads. Remove Calipers.NOTE: Check your Calipers for Corrosion that Builds up over the Years on the Caliper piston. You'll need a C-Clamp To Push the Piston Back in the Caiper Flush with the Housing.You Need to Inspect your Rotors for Grooves If you have hit Metal to Metal From Pads to Rotor. I would Just Replace both Rear Rotors.Also while you have the Wheels Off, Inspect your Rear Bearings.If the are not showing Wear then Clen Them and Re-Pack with a Heavy Duty Wheel Bearing Grease & New Cotter Pins. NOTE: Your Rear Pads in Most cases for that Particular Vehicle Sometime the New Pads come with Rubber Shims,These will go on the Back side of your Inner Pads on Both Sides. Just Reverse the Removal Procedure And Your Good To Go.Don't For get to Check the Fluid Level in Your Master Cylinder.Top it off if Need. This Should get you Going.Please Let Me Know how my Solution helped you. Thank And Good Luck. From -d_hubbs
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
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