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How to Replace Front Brakes 07-18 Chevy Silverado

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How to Replace Front Brakes 07-18 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-05-13

Learn how to remove your old or faded brakes with this video. The 1A mechanics will show you how to replace, prepare, install, and test new front brakes

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • 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 Front Brakes
    • Remove 19mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw from the rotor
    • Pull the rotor off
    • If the rotor will not come off, thread the caliper bolts to the rotor and strike the hub area of the rotor with the ball end of a ball peen hammer
  3. step 3 :Preparing the New Brakes
    • Clean off surface rust from the hub with a wire brush
    • Clean the brake pad clips and the mating surface on the caliper bracket with a wire brush
    • Apply grease to the caliper slides
    • Apply a thin coat of copper anti-seize to the hub
    • Clean the rotor with brake parts cleaner
  4. step 4 :Installing the Front Brakes
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Tighten the T30 screw to the rotor
    • Put the bracket back into place
    • Start the bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolts to 170 foot-pounds of torque
    • Put an old pad in the caliper
    • Use a large C-clamp and the old pad to push the pistons back
    • 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 74 foot-pounds
  5. step 5 :Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle partially to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 140 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Lower the vehicle completely
  6. step 6 :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
    • Check the brake fluid level and adjust accordingly

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Hammer

    Center Punch

    Wire Brush

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Parts Cleaner

    Brake Grease

    Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

    A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Pry Bar

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    18mm Socket

    19mm Socket

    21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Brake Caliper Hanger

    Brake Caliper Compressor Tool. Single Piston. Screw Style.

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Center Punch
  • Wire Brush

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Brake Grease
  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Brake Caliper Hanger
  • Brake Caliper Compressor Tool. Single Piston. Screw Style.

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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