How to Replace the Brake Pads on a 1988 Cadillac Allante

The 1988 Cadillac Allante front brake pads have a wear indicator located on the inboard pad. The brakes will make an audible noise when applied whenever the brake pads become worn to the point of needing replacement. By heeding this indication, the brake pads can be replaced before they destroy the rotor.

Tools Used: Floor jack, Jack stands, Lug wrench, Ratchet, Set of sockets, Common screwdriver

Replace Brake Pads

Raise the vehicle with the floor jack and support it on the jack stands. Remove the tire and wheel assembly using the lug wrench.

Insert the common screwdriver between the inside rotor and brake pad and pry the caliper piston back into its bore. Remove the two bolts that secure the caliper to the mounting bracket, using a socket.

Lift the caliper off the rotor and remove the brake pads. Install the inside pad by aligning the spring clips on the back with the hole in the center of the caliper piston. Push the spring clips all the way into the bore.

Install the front pad on the caliper mounting bracket. Lower the caliper over the brake pads, align the holes in the caliper with the holes in the mounting bracket and insert the bolts and tighten. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle.

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