2000 buick regal-rear brakes


jerry1967
02-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Can someone give me a step by step procedure to change the real brakes of a 2000 Regal?

I need details because this is my first time doing this. I have the car all jacked up but wanted the details before I jumb in to this.

Any little tricks will help and pictures would help very much also.

BNaylor
02-27-2011, 12:23 PM
Jerry you mean rear brakes? Title changed to reflect that.

The big difference is you have a top hat rotor assembly versus just a single disc like the front end. So you may have to loosen the parking brakes before it comes off. The inner part of the top hat rotor is used for the parking brake shoes. Other than that same process like the front end. Obviously it has a caliper and caliper bracket but the bolt size is different. Disc pads work the same and install/remove the same.



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jerry1967
02-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Jerry you mean rear brakes? Title changed to reflect that.

The big difference is you have a top hat rotor assembly versus just a single disc like the front end. So you may have to loosen the parking brakes before it comes off. The inner part of the top hat rotor is used for the parking brake shoes. Other than that same process like the front end. Obviously it has a caliper and caliper bracket but the bolt size is different. Disc pads work the same and install/remove the same.

Do I have to take the caliber off first than the caliper bracket or can I take the whole thing off in one piece?

BNaylor
02-28-2011, 07:47 AM
The caliper comes off first and then you remove the caliper bracket. Then the rotor can be removed.



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jerry1967
02-28-2011, 08:54 AM
The caliper comes off first and then you remove the caliper bracket. Then the rotor can be removed.
The caliper bolts are the highest one or the lower one in the back?

Scrapper
02-28-2011, 11:02 AM
The caliper bolts are the highest one or the lower one in the back? also i believe you have to screw in pistons so pads will fit in. you can get a unaversal at autozone to turn pistons in or rent it and take it back. unless your replacing calipers also because the piston on new will be screwed in for you.

BNaylor
02-28-2011, 05:46 PM
The caliper bolts are the highest one or the lower one in the back?

Highest up at the caliper. The caliper bracket bolts are lower at the back of the hub plate.

Also, a c-clamp compressor comes in handy to compress the caliper piston so you can get the new disc pads on if you decide to replace the rotor. That way you do not have to open any hydraulic line which will result in having to bleed air out of the system.



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BNaylor
02-28-2011, 05:49 PM
also i believe you have to screw in pistons so pads will fit in. you can get a unaversal at autozone to turn pistons in or rent it and take it back. unless your replacing calipers also because the piston on new will be screwed in for you.

Not on this year/model Regal Scrapper. The calipers are regular single piston floating type. No special tools are needed. The calipers with pistons that turn are the braking systems with the parking brake hookup connected to the caliper but this setup is different.



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jerry1967
02-28-2011, 10:27 PM
Well I think I am getting closer. The only question I have is just how loose should the slides be?
I put the brake lubricant on the slide pens but the one with the rubber around the end (top one) moves a little slower.
Both right and left are the same.

BNaylor
03-01-2011, 12:34 PM
Jerry, inspect the caliper sliding pins for any scoring or damage. If fine then just use the right hi-temp brake lube on them. Remember to use a torque wrench on the caliper and bracket bolts. Let me know if you need the specs/figures.



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jerry1967
03-02-2011, 09:24 AM
I did get done but I don't have a torque wrench so I tighten them has tight as I could.

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