Filed Under (Buick) by admin on 25-05-2012
The Brake Pads in your Buick LeSabre will wear down after normal wear and tear. The elimination and substitute procedure has remained nearly unchanged on the Buick LeSabre for a lot of years. The newer LeSabres sometimes have rear disc brakes as nicely, which implies they use brake pads and calipers within the rear braking system instead of drums and shoes. You can save money and time by buying high quality brake pads from an auto elements store and replacing them yourself.
Buick LeSabre Brake Pads Installation Instructions
1. Take away ½ of the brake fluid from the grasp cylinder with the syringe and substitute the cover. Discard the fluid.
2. Remove the front hubcaps and loosen the wheel nuts utilizing the lug wrench, however don’t take away the nuts.
3. Elevate the entrance end of the LeSabre with the ground jack and secure safely onto the jack stands.
4. Take away the wheel nuts and wheels. Screw one wheel nut back onto a wheel stud hand tight to retain the rotor away from the caliper assembly.
5. Place a big C-clamp over the left inboard caliper housing and the outboard brake pad, and tighten to compress the caliper piston.
6. Remove the 2 caliper guide bolts utilizing a box finish wrench. Take away the caliper and safe it to the automobile chassis with mechanic’s wire or a metallic hook.
7. Remove the outboard pad from the caliper on the LeSabre first. Pry it off the outboard caliper housing utilizing the screwdriver.
8. Remove the inboard Brake Pad by lifting the retaining clips out of the caliper bore.
9. Clear the floor of the caliper bridge that contacts the backing plate of the pads utilizing a wire brush, and apply a skinny coat of brake lubricant to the contact points. Watch out not to let the lubricant get onto the rotor.
10. Set up the new inboard Brake Pad and shim into the caliper piston bore by pressing the retaining clips into the bore until it locks into place.
11. Set up the outboard pad onto the caliper housing, ensuring to align the retaining clips into the holes in the caliper. Use the screwdriver to convince the clips onto the caliper if necessary.
12. Exchange the caliper over the rotor.
13. Clear off the surface of the information bolts and apply a light-weight coat of lubricant to the smooth surface of them. Align them correctly by the rubber boots and bolt the caliper to the knuckle. Tighten the guide bolts utilizing the wrench. Take away the wheel nut from the wheel stud securing the rotor.
14. Change the wheel and wheel nuts. Tighten the wheel nuts snugly, and re-tighten them (with a torque wrench is really helpful set at one hundred foot pounds) once the LeSabre is back on the ground.
15. Repeat steps 5 through 14 for the proper side.
16. Pump the brake pedal when you’re by to seat the new pads against the rotors, then verify and add new brake fluid to the master cylinder.