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2004 Pontiac Aztec Brake repair

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Apr 18, 2008, 4:19 AM

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My friend has a Pontiac Aztec and wanted me to hwlp him change brake pads on front. I checked repair guides at Autozone. com but they don't have any information. Could someone tell me the proper procedure so I can do this job correctly? Thanks very much

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Apr 18, 2008, 4:52 AM

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It’s good that you’re asking this before you attempt this repair; it’s the smart thing to do.
Information providers like Mitchell On-Demand or All-Data will sell you time on their web sites.
I know a lot of people think that they can stuff a set of brake pads on their vehicle; which is likely true but to do it properly is another story.
Small things that are actually very important things; cleanliness for one, is the last people are thinking of, as they’re taking off the old blackened, worn out rusty pads.
If you contaminate the new pads with this soot & rust; you’ve just shortened the pads life expectancy and there efficiency.
Calipers, caliper perches, guide pins and rubber bushings need to be cleaned and lubricated with the proper materials. Using plain old high temperature grease or petroleum solvents on the rubbers and you may as well have used superglue. Brake rubber will swell and stick the things they’re supposed to guide freely; if the wrong lube/cleaners are used.
So thank you for trying to do your homework before doing this for your friend; you never know it might be them coming at me in my rearview mirror.


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