What size alen wrench is needed to change brake pads on a 1986 chevy camero?


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Rebecca Hunt answered
Actually, you don't want an alen wrench. You'll need a lug wrench instead.

Here's a complete list of the tools you'll need.

  • Floor jack
  • Lug wrench
  • Ratchet and socket set
  • Jack stands
  • Turkey baster
  • Mechanic's wire
  • Standard screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Lubricant

The brakes on your 1986 Chevy Camero will need to be removed for a couple of reasons. Whether you're inspecting or replacing them, you'll first have to remove them in order to get the job done. Most Cameros have disc brakes in the front and back rather than having drum brakes in the rear. This makes your job a little easier. Following are the steps you'll have to follow to remove the brakes.

  • Find the master brake cylinder reservoir under the hood and use the turkey baster to remove half the fluid.
  • Use your lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the wheel.
  • Use your floor jack to jack up the car and place the jack stands under it for support.
  • Finish removing the lug nuts and remove the wheel to get to the brake disc.
  • Remove the mounting bolds on the caliper with the ratchet and socket set.
  • Lift up the caliper from the brake rotor and use your mechanic's wire to string it up.
  • You'll now loosen the mounting bolts on the brake pad bracket.
  • Remove the bracket and set it to the side.
  • Use your standard screwdriver to push off the dust cap on the rotor.
  • With your needle nose pliers, you'll take out the cotter pin that holds in the spindle nut.
  • Pull out your ratchet and socket set again to deal with the spindle nut.
  • You're now ready to pull out the rotor from the axle.
  • If you have trouble removing the rotor, you'll need the lubricant. Apply lub and let it sit for a few minutes before trying again.

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