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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Some brake questions

A friend of mine's daughter has a 2005 G6 coupe. He wants me to do the front & rear brakes on this car but I've never done the ones on a G6. I have done the ones on a 98 Grand Prix before. Can anyone tell me what the torque specs are for the caliper bolts? What else do I need to look out for or do special on these brakes?. Thanks for any help you can give.

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You need the borg tool for the rear to compress the e-brake piston.
Specs?? I just turned till it was tight! ha haaa

Here is a write up I did in the past on it...
1) Loosten lug nuts on wheel
2) Jack up car and remove wheel.
3) Remove the 2 bolts holding the caliper together
4) Move caliper up and rest it on your upper control arm thingy. :lol:
5) Take needle nose plyers and remove retention washers on the wheel studs.
6) Remove rotor by pulling it straight off.
7) Put new Rotor on being mindful of direction if you have the slotted option.
8 ) If any washers are salvageable from #5 put them back on. If not dont worry about it.
9) Pick up caliper and rotate back down.
10) Replace metal retention clips.
11) Remove old pads but be mindful of which side has the metal squeel replacement warning device.
12) C-clamp the piston down flush for ease in install.
13) Paint anti-sqeel crap onto outside of the pad where it will touch the calpier & slide new pads in.
14) Put caliper back on and bolt down.
15) check everything then reattach wheel.
16) Before turning on your car- pump the brakes slowly to re-engage the piston against the pads.
I would do this about a half dozen time slowly then a few fast times to the floor. Feel it tighten up?

Go drive it!!


Rear wheel:

Yes the same but add a
12.5) You need to insert the Borg tool into the E-brake piston and with a 3/4 drive you
torq it down.
and add a
17) Pull up on the ebrake handle many time until it gets tight. This will re-engage the
e-brake piston to the caliper pads.

Im sure Im missing a few things.... Oh yeah

18) Raise a Beer and yell "POOOOOONERS"!!!!!

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Ooops...almost forgot.
Here is your Borg Brake Tool:

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Lampoon,
Thanks for the info. I do have the Borg tool so I'm good there. I guess I'll just tighten the bolt down until it feels tight enough unless I can find the torque specs somewhere. Does anyone have a service manual for this car that might have this info in it? Thanks again.

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I have both service manuals but Im lazy. I will glance through it but there are thousands of pages...lol

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Ok. Page 5-105.
They are self retaining fasteners that DO NOT require thread locking compounds.
The brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to 115 N-m (85 lb ft).

Now I have a question for you!


WHO'S UR BUDDY???

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Ok. Page 5-105.
They are self retaining fasteners that DO NOT require thread locking compounds.
The brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to 115 N-m (85 lb ft).

Now I have a question for you!


WHO'S UR BUDDY???
Thanks for the info and YOU ARE! I'm sure I will have some more questions before it is all over.

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This is great! Thanks Lampoon! I just ordered some new rotors and will attempt to get them on myself. Doesn't look bad.
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I just did this over the weekend. It was a piece of cake...minus repeatedly screwing up my paint job on my calipers that I'm completely unsatisfied with... but other than that - I wasn't aware of the "borg" tool and found out the hard way...and just needle-nosed plier'ed it down... worked perfectly.
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Hey, I have needle-nose pliers. lol I might paint my calipers while I'm at it.
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Have any color ideas in mind for the calipers on your silver G6?
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I guess I'll do them red. I thought about blue to be different but not sure how it'd look.
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I was having a hard time deciding for my car's color... red goes with almost anything...so I went red/yellow. lol
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I bet that looks good! I guess I'm still making up my mind. lol
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I think most colors will look good as long as you don't screw up the paint in the process... which is what I did...sorta. haha.
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lol... Well, I'll do everything else and the paint last. :-D I will learn from you. lol
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