Tag: brakes

How to Replace the Front Brakes

How to Replace Your Front Brakes by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO This tech paper will discuss the replacement of the front brake pads and rotors on the C-4 Corvettes. This paper deals specifically with the ’84 – ’87 model years, and applies generally to […] More »

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Parking Brake Adjustment

I posted this fix several years ago, but it was lost in the software upgrade… When My C5 was new the e brake barely worked,, I took it to the dealer, and was told that brakes are a wear item and that I would have to pay for new shoes.. the car had less than […] More »

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Trick for Removing Rear Brake Calipers

If you\’d wish to avoid getting into working on the small steel brake line fittings to remove the rear caliper, first remove the retaining pin and brake pads. This also reduces caliper weight for handling. Then break the large flex hose fitting at the caliper, grab the caliper and rotate it to twist it off […] More »

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Z06 Rear Brake Duct Install on a Regular C5

First step is to plan your entire job out before you do anything! Know what you are doing and what result you want. You are going to be cutting into the SMC of the car, and once you cut there’s no turning back! You’ve got to do it right the first time! For those of […] More »

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Brake Noise Eliminator

If your brakes are squeaking and driving you crazy, here is what finally worked for me. After trying 3 different brands of pads and each set being quiet for 3 days only to start squeaking again, I removed the pads and applied blue Permatex to the backs of all the pads. Let the Permatex \”set […] More »

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