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How to Replace Front Brakes 2008-17 Buick Enclave

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Created on: 2020-11-02

This video shows you how to install new, quality TRQ brake pads and rotors on your 2008-17 Buick Enclave.

I'm gonna take a 22-millimeter socket and remove these lug nuts on the wheel. Now I'm gonna remove the wheel. I'm gonna remove these two caliper bolts. Use a 13-millimeter socket. Loosen them up first. All right. Now I'm just gonna take a straight blade screwdriver and just pry the caliper over a little bit just to compress the pistons a little bit. And that's good. Now I can slide the caliper off. And then take a brake caliper hanger and hang the caliper from the coil spring. Just make sure there's no tension on the hose. Now I'll take the brake pads off. Now we're gonna take these caliper bracket bolts off. Use a 21-millimeter socket. Break those free. And take those bolts out and slide that bracket right off. I'm gonna take this screw out. Use a t30 socket. Now I'll take a hammer and just hit right on these parts of the rotor. Try not to hit the studs. There we go. And slide it off.

Now I wanna clean up this hub a little bit. I'm gonna use a die grinder and just clean up some of this rust. I'm not gonna go too crazy. Just lightly sand it. Or you could use a wire brush. I'm just gonna take a light coat of anti-seize and just go around the hub. Now I'm gonna take this rotor, put it on backwards first. Take some brake parts cleaner and wipe it off and then spin it around. You wanna line this hole up with that threaded hole. And do the same on this side. Now I'm gonna put this screw in and just snug it down. Now we're gonna clean up the brake caliper bracket. Take these slides off or anti-rattle clips. Just use a straight-blade screwdriver. Slide that off. You can do the same on the other side. And we wanna clean up some of this rust. You can use a wire brush or you can use a die grinder. Just be careful. Don't take off too much material. It's cleaned up. Just take some brake caliper grease. Just do a nice thin coat. And put this pad slide back on and walk it down and just another thin coat of brake caliper grease, right where the pads are gonna slide. Then you can do the same on the other side.

Now I'm gonna pull the caliper pins out just like that. You take a little bit of brake clean, brake parts cleaner, and just clean these off. And if it's extremely dirty, you can clean out the inside as well with brake parts cleaner. Take some caliper grease, slide it back in, and then just make sure you set this boot back around the pin. Then you can do the same for the other side. Now you can put this caliper bracket over the rotor and put these bolts in. You can use some thread-locking compound on these bolts.

Then we can torque these bolts to 129 foot-pounds. Start with the top one and then the bottom. And then we'll take the brake pads and the one with the squealer or the brake warning indicator, it's gonna go on the inside with the tab facing up and the other one's gonna go on the outside. And I'll just take the caliper off the hanger. And I'm gonna use a brake caliper tool to compress the piston. It's going the wrong way. And just slowly compress the piston back into the caliper.

As you do this, this is gonna push brake fluid through the caliper, through the hoses, through the lines, back up to the master cylinder. All right. Those pistons are compressed. Now I'm gonna take the caliper and make sure the hose isn't twisted and just slide it over the pads. And put the bolts back in and torque these bolts to 47 foot-pounds, starting with the top one.

All right. Now I'm gonna put the tire back on and put the lug nuts on. Now we're gonna tighten the lug nuts down to 140 foot-pounds in a cross pattern to tighten the wheel down evenly. I'll just go around again, double-check. And now you wanna pump the brake pedal. Just go nice and slow. There's gonna be an air gap between the brake caliper piston and the brake pads. And once it feels good, then you're all set. And double-check the fluid level and adjust accordingly.

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