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  • bobby henderson
    bobby henderson - 1997 Saturn SC2 - Brakes - 3/12/2011
    How do you push the piston back in the caliper to fit over new brake pads
  • bobby henderson
    bobby henderson - 1996 Saturn SC2 - Brakes - 3/12/2011
    How do you push the piston back in to fit over new brake pads
      to push the piston back into its bore you will need a C- clamp then loosen the master cylinder cap then make sure no dirt or sand is around the piston then put the c-clamp on the caliper and slowly turn the c-clamp till the piston is completely back into is bore.............good luck
      3/12/2011 bobby henderson
      thanks a lot . you were very helpful
  • Cobra
    Cobra - 1997 Saturn SL2 - Brakes - 2/12/2011
    What is wrong with my brakes?
    The brakes worked fine when I parked it six months ago. Now the pedal goes to the floor and it seems like there are barely any brakes on the car. The reservoir is full of fluid. It does not have ABS Brakes and it doesn't matter whether I pump the brakes or not.
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/12/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Try bleeding the air from the brake lines. That would be the first step for whoever begins working the problem.
  • Ralph Foston jr
    Ralph Foston jr - 2005 Saturn Relay-2 - Brakes - 2/9/2011
    Where is the abs module located?
    The brakes engage while driving slowing me down to about 15mph. it usually happens when the car has been in operation for period of time at about 40mph plus. It has been suggested that I have a defective abs module.
    • Bender
      2/9/2011 Bender
      I believe its under your master cylinder
  • jason0977
    jason0977 - 2004 Saturn Vue - Brakes - 2/8/2011
    How hard is it to replace rear speed sensor for 04 saturn vue
    • Bender
      2/8/2011 Bender
      Well we have to remove your wheels first...

      Locate the ABS sensor on the wheel hub assembly. Normally, this will look like a small black box mounted to the wheel hub.

      Unplug the electrical wiring from the ABS sensor.

      Remove the screws or bolts that hold your ABS sensor in place and pull the sensor off the hub with a screwdriver or socket wrench.

      Align the mounting holes on the new sensor with the mounting holes on the wheel hub for the new ABS sensor.

      Thread and tighten the bolts or screws.

      Plug the electrical connector back into the ABS sensor.

      Mount the wheel and tighten the lug nuts...

    • yboy82
      1/26/2011 yboy82
      If it is my vehicle I will replace all my wheel bearings so I have a peace of mind that the other bearing will be worn or became defective soon and to avoid more expenses.
  • DouglasC48
    DouglasC48 - 2004 Saturn L300-1 - Brakes - 1/21/2011
    Front Rotor removal?
    The replacement rotors I have indicate that the wheel bearing and the rotor should separate. The Chilton manual indicates that I should have had two removal jacking locations on the rotor to push it off the wheel hub... There are no bolt holes to push it off ...
      Park your vehicle on a solid level surface. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels.
      Remove the front wheel hub caps if applicable. Using a tire iron, break loose the front wheel lug nuts but do not remove.
      Using a floor jack, lift up the front of your vehicle.
      Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
      Remove the front wheel lug nuts. Remove the front wheels and set them aside.
      Locate the brake caliper. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts or pins.
      Swivel the caliper up and away from the brake disc. Secure the caliper to the coil spring with a bungee cord. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
      Follow the steps below to remove a brake disc and hub assembly:
      • Remove the dust cap by using channellock pliers to work it back and forth
      • Remove the cotter pin and then the retaining ring/lock
      • Remove the wheel bearing adjusting nut and washer
      • Slide the disc assembly off the spindle
      • Remove the outer wheel bearing
      • Remove the inner wheel bearing and grease seal
      Coat the inside of the new disc hub with grease. Clean the disc surface with brake clean. Pack the inner wheel bearing with grease and install it into the inner side of the brake disc hub. Install a new grease seal.
      Slide your new brake disc assembly onto the spindle. Repack the outer wheel bearing with grease and install it into the disc hub.
      Install the retaining washer and nut.
      To adjust the wheel bearing free play, spin the hub and tighten the nut to the manufacturer's specifications.
      Install the nut retainer.
      Install a new cotter pin.
      Install the wheel bearing dust cap.
      Slide the brake caliper over the new brake disc. Reinstall the caliper mounting bolts.
      Tighten the caliper bolts or pins. Reinstall any rubber boots if applicable.
      Repeat steps 5 through 17 for the other side.
      Install the front wheels. Snug down the wheel lug nuts.
      Remove jack stands and lower the vehicle to the ground. Torque the wheel lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications in a star pattern.
      Verify that you have a solid brake pedal. Road test the vehicle to verify the repair
  • Ralph Foston jr
    Ralph Foston jr - 2005 Saturn Relay-2 - Brakes - 1/20/2011
    What to do about a defective module
    The van starts to slow down at 40+ mph. This happens about 15 to 20 minutes of driving.This has ben happening about two months. The check engine light is on as well as the ABS light.
    • yboy82
      1/20/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose your vehicle first with a scan tool to determine what the stored trouble code your check engine light indicates. The extracted trouble code will help you track the right path in fixing your vehicle.
  • evigil
    evigil - 2005 Saturn Ion - Brakes - 12/26/2010
    No brake lights , still keeps blowing the fuse
    mycar has60000.replaced brake light switch, but still blows the fuse.checked all bulb sockets,master cyl switch . chased wiring thoughout the car.found a shaved wire under the safety brake light.repaired , still blowing fuse.
    • Bill
      12/26/2010 Bill
      If fuse blows as soon as pedal depressed then a direct to ground short most likely.
      Try replacing bulbs first since you hadn't mentioned if you did this.
      12/27/2010 evigil
      can the bulbs be interally bad even if the elements appear good.i have pulled the bulbs & looked them over,but not replaced them. thanks for your help.
  • xilex
    xilex - 2005 Saturn Relay-2 - Brakes - 12/12/2010
    Still have squishy brake
    replaced the brake pads and roters and still have the problem
  • Nona
      10/27/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      I think you will need to replace the broken bracket. Have it brought to dealership to examine and identify the part number and have it replaced.
  • mike a
    mike a - 1994 Saturn SL - Brakes - 9/29/2010
    How hard is it to replace the left front wheel bearing
    my car has vibration at 45 mph and squeeling noise at lowerspeeds
  • sue
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Fluid reservoir empty – refill, bleed system and then check for leaks

      Failed seals in master cylinder – overhaul or renew

      Leak from a pipe or union – replace or repair as required
  • teach1532
    teach1532 - 2007 Saturn Ion - Brakes - 9/13/2010
    When I push on the brakes sometimes there is a fluttering sound.
  • cynthiaB
    cynthiaB - 2004 Saturn Vue - Brakes - 9/6/2010
    What parts do i need to buy to replace my front breaks?