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Old 07-10-2011, 07:40 PM   #15
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The E-brake on the Camaro is kind of like a drum brake inside the rotor, so no special tools required.



you are not removing any brake lines, so there should be no way for air to get into the brake line. So you do not have to bleed the brakes.
Always bleed the fluid at every brake pads you change. Brake fluid absorbs water from the humidity in the air, the water is heavier than brake fluid so the water is pushed to the end of the line, and then it allows corrosion of the system.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:49 PM   #16
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...Just my thoughts, it's only two more bolts to remove the caliper, along with the torx that hold each rotor on....dont stop short go the rest of the way and get them rotors turned!...
You'll need to buy new caliper-to-spindle bolts. They're not expensive, but they are torque-to-yield and should not be reused. You'll never get them torqued to specs once they've been stretched.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #17
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It it nessesary to grease the back of the pads? If so how do you do it?

Also do you have to push back both pistons at the same time or can you just do one side of the caliper at a time?
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:46 AM   #18
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Great write up!! Thanks!!
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #19
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Great write up. bookmark for sure. quick question. I'm trying to get my calipers powder coated, I'm removing the entire caliper and pins, what else do I need to remove from the caliper in order for them to get powder coated. thanks.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #20
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I changed my pads over to Hawk HPS the other day. This was by far the easiest brake pad change I have ever done!
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #21
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Great write up, I am going to paint my rotors and not the caliper.
I want to rmove the rotor can I just unbolt the 2 18mm bolts and how do I release the caliper piston ?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:27 PM   #22
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Great write up, I am going to paint my rotors and not the caliper.
I want to rmove the rotor can I just unbolt the 2 18mm bolts and how do I release the caliper piston ?
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T30 torx bolt into the face of the rotor.
The caliper will push back in with not too much force. You can use clamps as shown or just pry it in with a large screwdriver.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #23
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Thanks for the awesome writeup! I'm planning on doing a brake pad upgrade.

MAYBE in the future I'll do the CTS-Vs up front, I haven't felt the need for too much more braking performance yet though. All bolt-ons so far...

Thanks for the DIY write-up!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #24
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Thanks ,
I got them off and am in the process of painting.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #25
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This is great! I plan on swapping the pads Sunday monring before the AutoX event and the rotors the next weekend. I plan to use a scoth brite to scrub the rotors, should I use any chenical or water with it? More importantly, will waiting a week for the new front rotors cause any bedding issues with the pads?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:07 PM   #26
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IMO, it would be nice if the suppliers selling replacement rotors would go ahead and include the caliper to knuckle bolts in their packages,,,
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:48 PM   #27
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Good job on the DIY Big Brunsy.

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You'll need to buy new caliper-to-spindle bolts. They're not expensive, but they are torque-to-yield and should not be reused. You'll never get them torqued to specs once they've been stretched.
I think that this should be added to DIY because if they are torque to yield bolts they should NOT be used again. Sure you might be able to get away with it a time or two but are you willing to take the chance. That being said does anyone also have the torque spec for the caliper mounting bracket bolts? Or are they standard torque? I failed to find that anywhere :(
And torque specs from what I have found without talking to the dealership for the caliper bolts.
These specs were from a thread posted on C5
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169229
Front - 33 ft lbs + 90 degrees GM P/N 11570788 M14 x 2.0 x 56.5
Rear – 30 ft lbs + 90 degrees GM P/N 11515781 M12 x 1.75 x 60
GM manual states install new bolts.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #28
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My bad. For some reason I was thinking that the caliper bolted to a bracket that you had to remove in order to get the rotor off. I went out today and pulled one apart and answered my own question. If I would have looked at the pictures a little closer I would have seen that, plus I thought last night that the 33 + 90 seemed a little extreme for caliper to bracket bolts
So I guess I will go to the dealer tomorrow and get some new bolts.
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