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    Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Well I need help. I have never changed brakes or anything in that nature but damn it I'm going to learn. Anyways I pull the wheel off. And that’s all I know lol. What do I do? How hard will it be? How long should it take? Thanks guys! Yea I searched couldn’t find what I was looking for.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Pads, rotors, what all are you replacing?
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Just pads.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    I can't remember what 94+ brakes look like, but after you pull the wheel off it's pretty simple. There should be two bolts that hold the caliper to the caliper bracket. Unbolt those and then gently slide the caliper off the rotor. Then the pads pretty much fall right out(sometimes in more than 2 pieces ) depending on how bad they are.

    I can't remember if your rear brakes have the stupid ass caliper where they say you need that square caliper tool to screw the piston back into the caliper. Stupidest design ever. But anyway, after you get the piston back in far enough, put new pads in then re-bolt eveything.


    Just hope your piston goes back in. Every time I went to just change the pads...I ended up needing new rear calipers
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Quote Originally Posted by Euro

    I can't remember if your rear brakes have the stupid ass caliper where they say you need that square caliper tool to screw the piston back into the caliper. Stupidest design ever. But anyway, after you get the piston back in far enough, put new pads in then re-bolt eveything.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    How much does that tool cost and were can i get it ?
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    $5 at AZ...

    A pair of needle nose pliers work in a pinch though...Turn clockwise, I think...
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Quote Originally Posted by ManicMechanic
    $5 at AZ...

    A pair of needle nose pliers work in a pinch though...Turn clockwise, I think...
    yep, that is what i did with my saturn, it had the same type of calipers, it is a really easy job.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Just pads.
    Dont do a half ass job and go buy at least two rotors. Its a good idea based on mileage to do 2 new calipers and hardware if the funds allow. I guarentee your old calipers arent working as good as they can.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Take your wheel off. Remove the two bolts by the knuckle that hold the caliper on. These are 18mm IIRC. There is the caliper and then the caliper bracket. Change the pads rotors and the metal shim things. If your not going to replace your rotors get them turned. Unbolt the caliper sliders, inspect and lube those. Reinstall.

    Make sure to get a coat hanger and hang the calipers.

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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedz34
    . Make sure to get a coat hanger and hang the calipers.
    best brake change tool ever.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    i can not get the fucking pads back in.. I dont know how to spin the pistion or w/e HELP!! jezz.. i hate not knowing shit..Oh and kicking the Wheel and tire does not Help getting the pads back in it simply Hurts your foot... Btw whe Brake with the metel Prong .. DOes it go on the Inside or outside..
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Sometimes you will have to break the bleeder screw slightly to get the piston to go back in easier. I had to do this on my 1994.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    I give up lol. Free car anyone? J.k But mother fucker that sob piss's me off. It took all i could to night Brake out a window or take my crow bar to the side. Man I got a temper. I’m seriously surprised the Cops didn't come.
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    Re: Rear brake change on 1996 Cutlass

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    I give up lol. Free car anyone? J.k But mother fucker that sob piss's me off. It took all i could to night Brake out a window or take my crow bar to the side. Man I got a temper. I’m seriously surprised the Cops didn't come.
    I was wondering how long it would take, you've owned three W's so far.

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