GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 7

  1. Remove the cap, then siphon 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir. Install the reservoir cap.
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  3. Break the lug nuts loose, then raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly
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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the caliper and brake pads installed

  1. Remove the caliper from the vehicle, but do not disconnect the brake hose. Suspend the caliper from the body of the car with a length of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang by its brake fluid hose.
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  3. Remove the outer brake pad, using a prytool to disengage the clips on the pad from the holes in the caliper housing.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the outboard pad from the caliper ...

  1. Remove the inner brake pad from the caliper.
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Fig. Fig. 3: ... then remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper

  1. Use a clean, lint free cloth to wipe the outside surface of the caliper piston boot with denatured alcohol.
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To install:
  1. Push the caliper piston into the caliper bore using a large C-clamp placed on the housing and inside the piston well. Tighten the clamp slowly to press the caliper piston into the housing bore. Remove the clamp.
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