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How to Install Replace Front Brake Pads Rotors 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Diesel

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How to Install Replace Front Brake Pads Rotors 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Diesel

Created on: 2018-01-18

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace your own worn, squeaky, fading old front brakes on 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 22mm socket
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 22mm 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. step 2 :Removing the Brake Pads
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Remove the 18mm slide pin bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the brake pads
  3. step 3 :Removing the Brake Rotor
    • Remove the 21mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull the rotor off
  4. step 4 :Preparing the New Brake Pads and Rotors
    • Clean both sides of the rotor with brake parts cleaner
    • Thread the lug nut onto the rotor
    • Compress the pistons into the caliper with a large c-clamp and old brake pad
    • Clean off the caliper bracket with brake parts cleaner
    • Clean the brake pad brackets with a wire brush
    • Apply grease to the caliper slides
  5. step 5 :Installing the New Brake Rotor
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Put the caliper bracket back into place
    • Start the 21mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolts to 120 foot-pounds of torque
  6. step 6 :Installing the New Brake Pads
    • Apply grease to the brake pad tabs
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 90 foot-pounds
  7. step 7 :Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 120 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 22mm socket
  8. step 8 :Testing the Brakes
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Large C-Clamp

    Jack Stands

    Wire Brush

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Parts Cleaner

    Anti-Seize Grease

    Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    18mm Socket

    22mm Socket

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Before we put our vehicle in the air, we're going to remove this hub cap with these plastic covers that are over the actual lug bolts. This one here is broken. See if I can get this out. That's pretty loose. It comes right out. The other ones are 22 millimeter. If they're loose enough, you can do it by hand with a socket.

If you need extra leverage, you can use a short ratchet. These ones are coming off pretty easy. These stay with the hub cap. Going to use a large breaker bar and a 22 millimeter deep socket, and break all of these free. Now that I have all of these lug nuts loose, going to raise and support our vehicle. This is a heavy truck, and make sure you use heavy duty jacks, and a jack stand, and support it safely.

We're going to use our two-post lift. Because our truck is extra long, we're going to use this floor stand jack and just support the back of it right under the trailer hitch. We don't actually have to lift up on the truck. Just bring this up till it touches the bottom. Just right there is perfect. With the vehicle in the air, I'll remove the rest of the lug nuts. They should be loose enough to just use the socket. Take one of the lug nuts. Just put it on here. This might be seized on here. Nope. Came loose pretty easily, but I put the lug nut on here, so it didn't fall on me. Now, I can take those off.

Take the whole wheel and tire off. I want to compress the pistons in the caliper before we try to remove this, so we can actually slide it apart. Going to take a flat bladed screwdriver. Going to wedge it in here. Just gently pull against this. If we want to move the whole knuckle, we can do that. Give you better access to these bolts. Just got to compress that a bit. That's nice and loose. It'll be easy to take it off now.

We'll start with the caliper slide pin bolts. There's one on the top and one on the bottom. They are 18 millimeter. Going to use a large ratchet and loosen these. Get the top one. Going to switch to a smaller ratchet and socket so I can get this out easier. Pull it right out. Put that aside. Also, going to hold on to the caliper so it doesn't fall off. Pull it right out. Going to take our caliper, slide it right off, and it will sit right here in the upper, just like that. Be careful you don't twist your rubber brake hose too much.

Take our old brake pads out. These ones are actually in really good shape, but we're going to show you how to replace these anyways. The caliper bracket bolts: there's one on the top and one on the bottom. They're 21 millimeter, going to loosen and remove those. Need a little more leverage, so I'm going to use a breaker bar. There it goes. Switch to a smaller ratchet, so I can remove these quickly. I'll put the caliper bracket aside. This rotor is nice and loose. It's going to come right off. If it wasn't, you needed to push it off, you could thread some bolts in here of the appropriate size, and turn them evenly, and you push the rotor off of the hub. This one's going to come off nice and easy for us.

Here's our original brake rotor and pads for our vehicle. Here's our brand new stuff from 1AAuto.com. As you can see, it's an exact match to the original. Same style pads. They've got backing to them. These'll fit great and work great in our vehicle. I'm going to put our rotor on backwards first. Take the brake parts cleaner, clean this surface of the oil they're shipped on, so they don't flash rust. I'm going to just wipe them down. Flip it over. I'm going to take one of the lug nuts and just thread it down so the rotor's not moving around on me, while I'm trying to install the brake caliper and bracket. Also, clean this surface of the packaging oil. Need to compress the pistons back into the caliper. Got my C-clamp ready.

I'm going to take one of the old brake pads, roll this over. Put the old brake pads in here, and just gently squeeze it together. Press the pistons. Depending on how far out these pistons were. Some brake fluid might come out of the reservoir. Take our brake pad away. We're going to clean and reuse our hardware. They're just stainless. You can spray them with some brake parts cleaner and brush them off with a brush. Do the same for the other side. Clean and inspect our caliper slide pins. Just take a rag, wipe them down. Take a little bit of brake parts cleaner on the rag to clean off some of the stuff that's stuck on there. Going to take some caliper slide grease and just apply it to these. Install our caliper bracket. Hold it in place.

Get one of the bolts caught. Doesn't matter which one you do first, top or bottom. Thread it in my hand so it goes in nice and easy, not cross threaded. Just like that. The top one, going to tighten these down. Got to get them so they're tight. Now, I'll come back and torque them. I'm going to torque these to 120 foot pounds. Take some brake parts cleaner and just spray down the surface. Take some caliper glide grease and just put it in the little ears. This is the outside one. Doesn't matter which one you start on. Put it on one side of the hardware and have to maneuver it in there. Repeat this process for the other pad. Install the inside one in the same way. Put our caliper back on, into position. Make sure to get the boots under the openings here. Going to hold it. Got this top slide bolt in position. Have to pick it up. Slide it in. Thread it in my hand. Do the same for the other one. Going to use a small ratchet to snug these up. Going to torque these to 90 foot-pounds. Turn our wheel straight. Take our lug nut off.

Reinstall the wheel. Thread all the lug nuts on by hand before lowering your vehicle back down on the ground. Snug up the lug nuts, then torque them on the ground with the vehicle's weight on them. Torque the lug nuts to 120 foot pounds in a cross pattern. Reinstall the cap. Place those over the lug nuts. Get them threaded in. That one's broken. You can use the 22 millimeter deep socket to tighten them. Now, I have to [inaudible 00:09:23] these. They're just plastic. After you've finished the brakes, be sure to gently pump the pedal to bring the piston out to meet the rotor. Just pump till the pedal gets hard. That feels good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Large C-Clamp
  • Jack Stands
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

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