Replaces

2005-2008 Cadillac STS Front Brake Pads Ceramic for Models with RPO Code JL9 (Power 4 Wheel ABS Disc Brakes) Nakamoto CD921

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Brake Pad Friction Material: Ceramic

This part replaces:

  • Nakamoto CD921

  • New

This front brake pad set is just what you need to get your vehicle stopping in good order again!

Specifications:

  • Professional grade Ceramic Enhanced brake pads
  • 4 Piece FRONT brake pad set
  • Includes shims
  • Direct replacements

This brake pad set makes a great replacement and has an excellent value over the price of dealer brake pads.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

Wear and Tear

This item is backed by a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under its intended use. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:30)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Brake Pads and Rotor (2:30)
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt from the rotors
    • Remove the two 18mm bolts holding the caliper bracket
    • Remove the brake caliper
    • Secure the caliper with a bungee chord
    • Loosen the two 18mm bolts from the caliper carrier bracket
    • Remove both 18mm bolts from the carrier bracket
    • Remove the carrier
    • Remove the rotor
  3. Preparing the Brake Pads and Rotor (5:19)
    • Clean the hub with a wire brush
    • Apply a thin coat of brake grease to the hub
    • Remove the old pads
    • Remove the metal slides
    • Clean the metal slide with a wire brush
    • Clean the caliper carrier seats for the slides with a wire brush
    • Insert the slide into place
    • Remove the brake pad slides
    • Clean off the brake grease
    • Apply a thin coat of brake grease to the slides
    • Insert the slides into their boots
  4. Installing the Brake Pads and Rotor (7:43)
    • Insert the rotor into place
    • Add brake parts cleaner to the rotor
    • Thread the T30 Torx bolt into place
    • Lower the brake caliper bracket to the rotor
    • Tighten the two 18mm bolts to the caliper bracket
    • Torque the 18mm bolts to 96 foot-pounds
    • Apply brake grease to the contact points of the pads where they touch the metal slides
    • Apply brake grease to the back of the brake pads
    • Lower the caliper from the bungee chord
    • Compress the pistons with vise-grips or a C-clamp
    • Insert the caliper into place
    • Start the two 18mm bolts to the brake caliper
    • Torque the bolts to 46 foot-pounds
  5. Reattaching the Wheel (10:55)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the 19mm lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Bungee Chord

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

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How-to Video:

(12:48 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Bungee Chord

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • Nakamoto CD921

Vehicle Fit

  • 2003-2005 Cadillac CTS Front Brake Pads Ceramic Nakamoto CD921
  • 2006-2007 Cadillac CTS Front Brake Pads Ceramic for Models with RPO Code JL9 (Power 4 Wheel ABS Disc Brakes) Nakamoto CD921
  • 2005-2008 Cadillac STS Front Brake Pads Ceramic for Models with RPO Code JL9 (Power 4 Wheel ABS Disc Brakes) Nakamoto CD921
  • 2005-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Front Brake Pads Ceramic Nakamoto CD921
Part #: 1ABPS00509

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