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Old 03-28-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Front Brakes not Fitting?

So I went to autozone to buy new brakes for my 2010 V6 RS Camaro. They sold me Duralast Gold DGC1001 ceramic brakes and when I got home and tried to put them on, the ceramic was too wide for the rotor! Does anyone know of a brand that will actually work or a part number? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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did you push the calipar piston back into the caliper?
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Too wide in what regard? Too thick? Too tall?
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Sounds like someone's first brake job, lol.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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To wide as in if the pads are sitting on the rotor, they stick out. So I compared them to the factory brake pads and they were about half an inch wider. I did push it back. I have changed the brakes on a dodge challenger so not my first brake job ever, just first one on this car. Thanks again for any advice u can give me.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
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PICS of the 2 together will help.

It does sound like the pistons are not pushed all the way in.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:16 PM   #7
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well, considering the Duralast brake pads are the exact same part number between the v6 and the v8 models, I'd say you have the incorrect pads, sir. Lesson to be learned here: don't buy from advanced auto. Carquest is much better, if you have one near you.
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The pads should be the exact same size as the ones you took off, just a little thicker obviously from not being worn down.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:26 PM   #9
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You got the brake pads for an SS model, which have Brembo calipers. They are not going to fit your car.

The V6 and SS brake pads look and fit completely different. The fact that you are trying to install the SS pads on your V6 scares me, seeing as there is a hugely obvious difference between the two. I mean seriously, they don't even look remotely similar. You should not be servicing brakes and jeopardizing everyone else's safety on the road because you have no clue what you are doing.

Take the pads back to Autozone and bring the car to the dealer and have them service the brakes for you.

I also checked the Autozone website, it shows the V6 and SS use the same pads, which is incorrect. This is why you got the wrong pads, their system lists it incorrectly.
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You got the brake pads for an SS model, which have Brembo calipers. They are not going to fit your car.

The V6 and SS brake pads look and fit completely different. The fact that you are trying to install the SS pads on your V6 scares me, seeing as there is a hugely obvious difference between the two. I mean seriously, they don't even look remotely similar. You should not be servicing brakes and jeopardizing everyone else's safety on the road because you have no clue what you are doing.

Take the pads back to Autozone and bring the car to the dealer and have them service the brakes for you.

I also checked the Autozone website, it shows the V6 and SS use the same pads, which is incorrect. This is why you got the wrong pads, their system lists it incorrectly.
You dont need to be a dick about it. The guy is on here asking for help. We all started somewhere.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #11
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You dont need to be a dick about it. The guy is on here asking for help. We all started somewhere.
And brakes aren't the place to start.

If he was changing his air filter or doing a tune up it wouldn't be a big deal, but when you are putting other people's lives at risk because of your inexperience and lack of knowledge in servicing brake systems, that isn't right.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:33 AM   #12
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Well A you went to autozone. They sell nothing but garbage and I have yet to find somebody that works there that has any clue at all about anything they sell unless its listed on the computer. Its like walmart for cars. And yea. Dont do any more brake jobs til you are taught. The brake pads you purchased are physically completely different than the old ones off the car. If you cant pick up on that you shouldnt be working on cars. Especially brakes.

First pic is a genric pic of what your factory brake pads look like.
2nd pic is what you bought. Clearly a difference.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:53 AM   #14
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I am aware that the brakes r completly different, which is why I am asking if anyone knows where I can get the correct ones. I bought the pads before actually taking the ones on the car off. After removing the factory brakes I realized the new ones where different so I put factory ones back on. I have done this before with no problem before but the pads r the problem. Kragen/ Oreily also tried selling me the same size pads so I left and decided to check on here if anyone knew where I would find the correct size.
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Why do you need pads on a 1 Y/O car.?

Hawk sells them on Ebay.
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And brakes aren't the place to start.

If he was changing his air filter or doing a tune up it wouldn't be a big deal, but when you are putting other people's lives at risk because of your inexperience and lack of knowledge in servicing brake systems, that isn't right.
You could tone it down. Is that how you learned, by someone standing behind you calling you stupid? Here's another idea, why don't you give him advice rather than put him down... brake pads ain't rocket science.

To the OP... You know what you need now, and it sounds like you know how to R&R the pads, replace them, bed them in, double-check your work, then stop back in and let us know how you like them.
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You could tone it down. Is that how you learned, by someone standing behind you calling you stupid? Here's another idea, why don't you give him advice rather than put him down... brake pads ain't rocket science.

To the OP... You know what you need now, and it sounds like you know how to R&R the pads, replace them, bed them in, double-check your work, then stop back in and let us know how you like them.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:00 PM   #18
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well, considering the Duralast brake pads are the exact same part number between the v6 and the v8 models, I'd say you have the incorrect pads, sir. Lesson to be learned here: don't buy from advanced auto. Carquest is much better, if you have one near you.
He bought them from Autozone. I went to Advance Auto Parts for mine and they have excellent quality ceramic brakes. Worked just fine for mine and they have different pads for LS and SS. Plus they don't squeal anymore either so I would say it was an over all improvement not just for the brake dust.
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He bought them from Autozone. I went to Advance Auto Parts for mine and they have excellent quality ceramic brakes. Worked just fine for mine and they have different pads for LS and SS. Plus they don't squeal anymore either so I would say it was an over all improvement not just for the brake dust.

Apologies, I was under the impression that Advanced bought Autozone, or owned the rights to the company. In any case, you get what you pay for with parts. To the OP: I wasn't trying to flame or make you angry, was just pointing out that the particular website for Autozone doesn't carry any different brake pad parts between the v6 and the v8, which was the issue you were running into. As the others have posted, you can easily find aftermarket parts through a reputable distributor.
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Well A you went to autozone. They sell nothing but garbage and I have yet to find somebody that works there that has any clue at all about anything they sell unless its listed on the computer. Its like walmart for cars. And yea. Dont do any more brake jobs til you are taught. The brake pads you purchased are physically completely different than the old ones off the car. If you cant pick up on that you shouldnt be working on cars. Especially brakes.

First pic is a genric pic of what your factory brake pads look like.
2nd pic is what you bought. Clearly a difference.
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You could tone it down. Is that how you learned, by someone standing behind you calling you stupid? Here's another idea, why don't you give him advice rather than put him down... brake pads ain't rocket science.
Nope. I went to college to learn automotive engineering, service, and repair. Meaning I was taught by ASE Master Technicians in a classroom before being allowed to touch anything in the shop. Its a simple concept - you are taught the proper way to do something, you practice doing it in under the supervision of a professional, and then you can perform the task competently on your own.

You don't just start doing something without having a clue and assume you'll make out ok. Thats how things get done wrong and accidents happen. I could care less if someone wants to take their engine apart and screw it up, but when it comes to brake, suspension, and steering systems, those are not things to mess around with.

Rocket science has nothing to do with it, and it has nothing to do with being stupid. There is a huge difference between intelligence and having the knowledge and skills required to perform a task. How would you feel if someone ran into you or one of your family members because they improperly serviced their brake system which resulted in an accident and possibly serious injuries?? Its just not worth it.
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Nope. I went to college to learn automotive engineering, service, and repair. Meaning I was taught by ASE Master Technicians in a classroom before being allowed to touch anything in the shop. Its a simple concept - you are taught the proper way to do something, you practice doing it in under the supervision of a professional, and then you can perform the task competently on your own.

You don't just start doing something without having a clue and assume you'll make out ok. Thats how things get done wrong and accidents happen. I could care less if someone wants to take their engine apart and screw it up, but when it comes to brake, suspension, and steering systems, those are not things to mess around with.

Rocket science has nothing to do with it, and it has nothing to do with being stupid. There is a huge difference between intelligence and having the knowledge and skills required to perform a task. How would you feel if someone ran into you or one of your family members because they improperly serviced their brake system which resulted in an accident and possibly serious injuries?? Its just not worth it.

This guy I would not let him work on nothing of mine, He's a know it all.
I've worked on all kinds of auto's, 1981 fiat spyder, I had a guy like you tell me he could not replace a faulty fuel injector because there was oil in the cylinder. he informed me that i needed to rebuild the engine because the rings were bad. Hell all i neede was an injector, so went to AUTOZONE and got and injector, guess what problem went away.

Wessman I don't care if you wrote the book on Camaro's You don't neeed to talk down to people that are asking for help.
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Nope. I went to college to learn automotive engineering, service, and repair. Meaning I was taught by ASE Master Technicians in a classroom before being allowed to touch anything in the shop. Its a simple concept - you are taught the proper way to do something, you practice doing it in under the supervision of a professional, and then you can perform the task competently on your own.

You don't just start doing something without having a clue and assume you'll make out ok. Thats how things get done wrong and accidents happen. I could care less if someone wants to take their engine apart and screw it up, but when it comes to brake, suspension, and steering systems, those are not things to mess around with.

Rocket science has nothing to do with it, and it has nothing to do with being stupid. There is a huge difference between intelligence and having the knowledge and skills required to perform a task. How would you feel if someone ran into you or one of your family members because they improperly serviced their brake system which resulted in an accident and possibly serious injuries?? Its just not worth it.

Wow are you 12 or something? Chill out. He is just looking for advice
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I went to Carquest and they have the correct brakes. For anyone interested in knowing the part number, it is BCD1404. Thanks for your help.
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