Earl DaSquirrel: if the rotor/drum combo are stuck on, disengage the parking brake, so the
brake shoes inside the rotor had can back off and you can just slip it
off... of course, your front wheels are chocked
also there's a star-wheel adjuster access hole in the backing plate just
above the axle... usually coverd by a rubber plug
a very short handle flathead screwdriver can be inserted there and you can
back off those brake shoes from the drum/rotor combo
other than that, & not showing that you re-lubed those sliding caliper
pins... not a bad video!
Calvin Cannon: Cool video
John Lee: Excellent video. Thanks for the refresher. I am fixing to change my pads
and rotors now. I knew how, but this vid was a great refresher. Thanks
Steve Halley: great video, thank you
Kevin McNeese: wouldn't hurt to put some brake/caliper grease on those pin bolts before
Terry Gulliford: Thanks for the good job on the video. I was "that" guy who couldn't figure
out how to get the second slide bolt out so I put off changing the rears.
Your video showed me how to get around that and then it was easy.
Scott Ares: good video... Do you have any videos for how to replace the LCA on a 2004
2500hd silverado 4X4?? thanks
Kevin McNeese: Notice how the caliper bracket moves when he removes the pads? He may have
already loosened them before filming. Those bolts are indeed very tight
and tough to break.
Kevin McNeese: consider pinching the break line before pushing the piston back into the
caliper and use the bleeder valve to release the fluid. Doing so prevents
the chance of pushing contaminated fluid into the master which could damage
bluepoint45: Thanks for the video, reason I came on here was because I didn't how to
remove top caliper bolt, little did I know I don't have to!!
L Sevelle: This is an excellent video to watch before taking on this job. The only
thing he does not mention is that the caliper bracket bolts can be tough.
You need to use an impact socket and a long breaker bar. Otherwise a very
1957Panman: Excellent Video. Thanks for the Tip on the top bolt. (Just did my rear
brakes.) On 2004 they change the Caliper bolts (from Torx) to a 16mm bolt.
Blaze Kush: talk about uneven wear
Tungsten23: 1 question. why does my 09 silverado only have drums in the back and discs
up front? got anything for rear discs?
Belo83: what are the torque specs on both sets of the caliper bolts?
bfgivmfith: Thanks Man!
Auto Parts Direct To You: @waste9000 Thanks for the question, Your vehicle has "Lug Nuts" which need
to be loosened before taking the wheel off. Once the lugnuts are loosened,
jack up and support the vehicle, once it's up in the air, continue removing
the lug nuts. Once those are off, the wheel and tire assembly will come
off. Good Luck!
Auto Parts Direct To You: @azzman71 at about 8:45 in the video you can see the setup we used to push
the caliper pistons back in, we did use a c-clamp and old brake pad.
ruhernan_tech: Great tip on taking off caliper ... very informative unlike other video's
that are just plugging their company and show nothing.
jabird73: I heard the sound of a calibrated elbow @ 8:36. Was a good video, but
please inform people of the extras that you didnt do.. like checking the
guide pins for corrosion, re-greasing them, because you got them out
already and should really put some blue or purple loctite on caliper
brackets. go ahead and spend the extra 10 bucks and get some new pad clips
if the ones you have are corroded. GM's pad clips suck and have for years.
Great source for early wear that shows itself as false bad guide pin
Auto Parts Direct To You: @Tungsten23 There are only 2 minor advantages that I can think of when it
comes to Drum Brakes,, 1) The brake shoes last longer than rear brake pads.
2) Parts are usually less expensive for Drum Brakes. Other than that, I
personally prefer disc brakes to drums. Thanks!
Tungsten23: @ADPTY, thank you for the reply. idk man if i knew it was a factory thing i
would've opted to order it. But mine is a LT trim and from what i've seen
they put 2 drums in the rear of tahoes, saburbans and the yukons. 1 more
question bro, is there any true advantage to drums?
Allan Canty: if you have to ask where to jack the truck up, you have no business working
Joseph Upali: Thank you very much! nice video
TheDurnans: That rubber boot needs to go up over the lip on that T-55 bolt/pin. I put
new boots on when I did mine and the boot didn't go over the lip on the pin
as easily as yours did, but you used the old boots. There are aftermarket
hex head bolts that will replace those T-55's. Mine were corroded and I had
to take my whole caliper off and put it in a vise to get my bolts out. I
twisted a 3/8 inch drive impact socket getting those bolts out. You made
this look easier than what I experienced.
WIZARDOFMIDWEST: Great video dude!!! Covered all I needed to know.
jtclays: Great tip on getting the top caliper pin off, there's no way to get a torx
socket back there. As others have said, those caliper mounting bracket
bolts don't come out so easy. I broke 2 18mm sockets doing it. I think the
severe wear of the rotor is because it so difficult to even get back there,
and people just ride them out. Great trucks when running correctly, but a
bear to work on. Lots of hammers needed! Fantastic video.
Auto Parts Direct To You: It's jacked up underneath the rear end where the leaf spring mounts. The
jackstand, although you can't see it, would be positioned right next to the
irish89055: great video.. tell Interstate Batteries ya want a new hat...
Dan Fall: @fallguy100000 After the 4 footer to break the bolts free, I still used a
16" bar about 3/4 of the way out. I've never experienced any bolt removal
like it. All of them were this way...it was a yellow colored adhesive they
valencia20990: Thanks for your help..
1Patient: Thanks, appreciate comprehensive video, liked your trick with the Pin Bolt
removal behind leaf spring...
reddog9401: why would someone drive their vehicle that long, causing their rotor to
look like that?
supermotopilot1: Nice video, thanks
Dano1945: Couple of things worth mentioning. You guys did not put any anti sqeal
compound on the pads or break grease on the caliper bolts. You also did
change out the break fluid. Just sayin'.
okpues77: Good video, thanks a lot.
Auto Parts Direct To You: @nacho210210 Hi David, Honestly it is not on the books at this time, but
the parking brake shoes are not too difficult. The proper procedure is to
remove the rear axle shafts to get the parking brake shoes off. But it is
possible with a little prying. (You can pry the parking brake shoe straight
up over the axle)
evilkid28: I couldn't really see how you jack-up the rear to get the wheel off; could
you show how and where you placed the floor jack and jack stand? Thanks
uradzfisher: great video. appreciated how you fast forwarded thru some of the sections
like ratcheting a bolt. I ready to geterdone! I also like the trick with
the leaf spring bolt, and using the old pad with the c clamp....seems like
common sense but it's not.
ReturnPrivacyNow: This is an excellent tutorial! I had never done the rear brakes on my
2500hd. I bought it used. I only looked at this to see how to remove the
rotor. But, I wish I had watched this before I took it apart, as you really
had some great tips, especially about the top pivot bolt. Keep making these
tutorials, it is REALLY appreciated!
waste9000: How did you get the tire off?
Joseph Upali: oh btw, should i grind those edge of the pads, to make little loose?
hp11208: is this the same for a 02,1500
miranda2003ful: Just the answer I was looking for. Thanks
Dan Fall: Thanks for the video, mines a 2004 Chev 2500HD. I pulled the caliper with
the guide pins, and didn't know your trick. I also couldn't get the rotor
off. I'm going to pound on it more in the morning when I can see and maybe
put a little PB on it tonight. I really liked the video because I wondered
if I needed to take the hub off to get the rotor off and that would have
been a big nitemare, so thanks, again...very, very grateful for the video.
MrChevynut91: i herd ur comment under your breath when u were trying to pound the rotor
off lol... its that a bitch
419MrSmith: Maybe there are some and I just can't see them lol. Cool vid man!
mrexecutive1: Great video, Thanks!
BMWer50: This video is great. I have a 2003 1500HD..and although the hub is
different..the brake change is the same. This saved me a lot of
work...especially the tip about the caliper top slide bolt. How about a
video on doing the front discs?
Dan Fall: One more thing. Those caliper bolts took a 4 foot breaker bar for me to
remove. Did you guys edit that out? Just wondered....it'd be good to
mention those babies are loctited on really, really well.