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How to Replace Rear Brake Pads 00-06 Chevy Suburban

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:36)
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 22mm socket
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the 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 : Inspecting the Brakes (1:01)
    • Check for gouges on both sides of the rotor
    • Check the thickness of the brake pads
  3. step : Removing the Brake Pads (1:14)
    • Remove the two 12mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Use a large C-clamp to press in the brake caliper piston
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
  4. step : Installing the New Brake Pads (2:20)
    • Apply brake grease to the tabs of the new brake pads
    • Put an old pad in the caliper
    • Use a large C-clamp and the old pad to push the pistons further back
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the two 12mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 30 foot-pounds of torque
  5. step : Reattaching the Wheel (3:38)
    • 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 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers
  6. step : Testing the Brakes (4:17)
    • 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

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear brake pads on this 2002 Chevy Suburban. We show you on the passenger side, but the driver's side is the same procedure. The items you'll need are new brake pads from 1AAuto.com, 12 and 22 mm socket and ratchet, flat blade screwdriver, large C-clamp, torque wrench, and jack and jack stands.

Start off by loosening up these lug nut covers and we'll fast forward as Don does this. Once those are all loosened up, you can pull the hubcap free. Now, you want to loosen the lug nuts preliminarily, raise the vehicle, and remove them the rest of the way, unless you have air powered tools. Then, you can do it while it's up in the air.

To inspect your brakes, run your finger along the rotor, check for any deep grooves. You can look in here for the life of this brake pad, and then, through here for the life of the other brake pad.

Now, remove these two 12mm bolts and we'll fast forward as Don does that. Use a large C-clamp. You put it on this end on the back of the caliper and on this brake pad and just twist it in. This is going to push the caliper piston in and make it easier to pull the caliper up and off. Remove the large C-clamp, pull the caliper free, and set it aside. Pry out the brake pads.

Take your new brake pads and apply brake grease to the tabs on either end of the brake pads. You want to reset the pistons in your caliper so put an old brake pad in there and just twist the C-clamp and it'll push those pistons back in. Push your new brake pads into place, and then, put your caliper back down into place and replace those two 12 mm bolts. We'll fast forward as Don does this and tightens them up. You want to tighten these to about 30 foot-pounds.

Put your wheel back into place and then replace your lug nuts and tighten them preliminarily. We'll fast forward as Don does this. Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing pattern. Replace that hubcap and tighten up each of your lug nut covers. Before taking the vehicle out on the road you want to pump the brake pedal until it firms up and then do a stopping test from 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 22mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket

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