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2001 Sonoma Front Brakes Question


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04-11-05, 11:25 AM   #1  
2001 Sonoma Front Brakes Question

Hello Everyone! I have been away way to long. I just had the oil changed in my above GMC truck and the mechanic said I should start thinking about front brakes since I have 30k miles on it. He did not say anything about wear though. As this is my first truck with ABS, my question is: Are pad replacements still a do it yourself option? In the past I would pull the rotors have them trued and replace the pads and hardware. Can this still be done or does the ABS get involved. The mech gave me a quote of $200 for the job and I thought that was high here in NJ.

Thank you "ALL" for all your comments.

Regards,

Doug

 
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04-16-05, 05:58 AM   #2  
Your in luck, your truck is pretty much just like the old ones you mentioned you done yourself. You didn't mention if it was a 4x4 so i would assume it's 2 wheel drive . You'll need a 3/8 allen wrench to removed the caliper if i remember correctly and then if turning the rotors they'll come off as the old ones use to , removing dust cap, cotter key, nut , bearings, etc. Good luck !!

 
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04-18-05, 05:52 AM   #3  
Thanks FordTech, It is a 2 wheel drive. I am glad I can do it myself and save some coin. The ABS was my only concern.



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04-18-05, 07:03 PM   #4  
Your welcome !! Usually these only have rear ABS but even if it had 4 wheel ABS the front rotors would have a toothed ring on the inside that stays with the rotor on removal and you'd see a small sensor that sticks through through knuckle and reads off that ring ---- but even then it's still the same job.

 
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