Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own? - Page 2 - Chevy Malibu Forum: Chevrolet Malibu Forums
Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center


ChevyMalibuForum.com is the premier Chevrolet Malibu Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2012, 06:42 AM   #11
vachevy09
CMF Senior Member
2009 Malibu LTZ
Silver
 
vachevy09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 235
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own?

Quote:
Originally Posted by vettenuts View Post
I finished installing Centric Street Performance pads and their e-coated high carbon rotors. The parts looked very good and fit well, but I wasn't fond of the rotors being built in China although my last GM rotors were also made there.
I think all rotors are made in China now days.
vachevy09 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-28-2012, 05:53 AM   #12
vettenuts
CMF Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: On the beach in little Rhody
Posts: 36
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own?

Quote:
Originally Posted by vachevy09 View Post
I think all rotors are made in China now days.
That is unfortunately truly disappointing.
vettenuts is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #13
mos
CMF Junior Member
2008 Malibu 2LT
Black Granite
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 63
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own?

i am replacing mine now, freeing up the bolts is really the only hard part. not much room to get in there and when the bolt pops loose, you cut your hands, or my finger lol. anyhow, returning the piston to it's home position, with my home made socket, actually is a nice change. not having to use a clamp to push the piston back in. so assembly of the new set works like a charm.
mos is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #14
IffyG
CMF Rookie Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own?

Does anyone have the torque specs for the caliper bracket bolts and slide pins for a 2009 LS?
IffyG is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #15
Dilatory
CMF Senior Member
2011 Malibu LS
Gold Metallic
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 140
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Is it easy to replace the brake pads on your own?

If a nut wont pop make sure you're using the correct sized 6 point socket and set it up so you can get a big conventional wrench on the end of your ratcheting wrench and use it as leverage. Or put on a decent pair of gloves and hold the socket on with one hand while winding up and smacking the end of the wrench with your palm. Or get a 3/8ths drive air ratchet wand with 150-200 lbs of torque and giggle your way through the entire process.. As for torque specs I know I should do it correctly but I've always just tightened it until I can't turn it anymore and then given it two good smacks with aforementioned palm technique and I've never had any issues, BUT, not exactly manufacturer recommendation.

Edit: Stolen from another thread 7th gen torque specs

Caliper Bolts - 26 ft - lb
Wheel Lug Nuts - 100 ft - lb

Last edited by Dilatory; 01-23-2013 at 06:03 PM.
Dilatory is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Malibu Forum: Chevrolet Malibu Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brake pads and rotors jeffsu350 Do It Yourself Maintenance (Generations 5 & 6) 37 07-24-2012 04:40 PM
What type of brake pads? onecrazyfoo4u Do It Yourself Maintenance (Generation 7) 33 10-22-2011 03:11 AM
Brake Pads nertil1 Do It Yourself Maintenance (Generation 7) 20 09-08-2011 06:45 AM
Brakes, time to replace those pads. elcompaLalo Do It Yourself Maintenance (Generation 7) 10 07-05-2011 09:48 AM
Questions on: Rear Brake Pads/Drums, Parking Brake Cable and PS. vtcarol50 Do It Yourself Maintenance (Generations 5 & 6) 5 10-28-2010 09:17 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
The Chevy Malibu Logo, Chevy Malibu Typeface and Chevy Logo are Trademark General Motors. We are in no way affiliated with General Motors, we are simply an enthusiasts' site.