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I'm soon going to try to replace my front rotors and pads ... I get a pulsing thats annoying.

I've never attempted it before, but it looks fairly straightforward.

Are there such things as a brake turtorial archived somewhere, like a simple picture process, or is this wishful thinking?

I'm guessing my only answer is to pick up a shop manual?

Thank you.

1989 FWD Fleetwood, Silver

1995 STS Crimson Pearl on Black leather

1997 STS Diamond White

1999 STS Crimson Pearl

2001 STS Silver

2003 STS, Crimson Pearl

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A shop manual would help but t is pretty staight forward when you take off the wheel. Be sure the caliper pins are lubed and move freely. Use a "C" clamp to compress the piston. Don't force it, if it binds, release the pressure and recompress. The pulsating you are feeling is likely uneven brake pad deposites. Have the rotors turned or replace if gouged realy bad. this site will explaine uneven brake deposites and pulsating. http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/warped...yth._german.htm.

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A shop manual would help but t is pretty staight forward when you take off the wheel. Be sure the caliper pins are lubed and move freely. Use a "C" clamp to compress the piston. Don't force it, if it binds, release the pressure and recompress. The pulsating you are feeling is likely uneven brake pad deposites. Have the rotors turned or replace if gouged realy bad. this site will explaine uneven brake deposites and pulsating. http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/warped...yth._german.htm.

Oops !

For all the German Impaired readers out there try http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/warped_rotors_myth.htm

scusilo mentre congratulisi :)

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:P Thanks for the new link, Ranger.

I tried the first link, but couldn't get any further than Danke Schoen and Bratwurst sausage!

I'll give it a go this weekend.

1989 FWD Fleetwood, Silver

1995 STS Crimson Pearl on Black leather

1997 STS Diamond White

1999 STS Crimson Pearl

2001 STS Silver

2003 STS, Crimson Pearl

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A shop manual would help but t is pretty staight forward when you take off the wheel. Be sure the caliper pins are lubed and move freely. Use a "C" clamp to compress the piston. Don't force it, if it binds, release the pressure and recompress. The pulsating you are feeling is likely uneven brake pad deposites. Have the rotors turned or replace if gouged realy bad. this site will explaine uneven brake deposites and pulsating. http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/warped...yth._german.htm.

Oops !

For all the German Impaired readers out there try http://www.stoptech.com/whitepapers/warped_rotors_myth.htm

scusilo mentre congratulisi :)

OOPS! Sorry about that. I never actually tried it and never read past "stoptech" since I have seen this link before I was sure there was only one. Boy am I embarassed. Thanks for the correction up2ng.

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The fronts are very straight forward, just follow what Ranger told you, how ever if you decide to do your rear brakes be aware that you do not compress the caliper piston on the rear, you have to turn those in.

John

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