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2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD 4dr

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
17 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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August 3, 2011, 1:57 pm

Tony C

Question: I want to change the break pads.

The GM manual says to use an open end wrench to keep the guide pin aligned while removing the caliper pin bolts. I don't know exactly where to place the open end wrenchbut it clearly states not to let the wrench touch the caliper or you will have a break wobble?. (front&rear). The front directions say to disgard the shims but no mention to install new ones, although the rear directions make no mention of the existing shims Can this be amissprint in the GM factory manual

August 6, 2011, 7:38 pm

Richard W
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It could be missprinted but no likey. The wrench can touch the caliper. They don't want you to pinch the wrench inbetween the caliper. Just be carefull. On the shims the new pads should come with shims. So put them on. If they don't come with shim just put the pads on. Don't reuse the shims for the pads.

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August 9, 2011, 9:45 am

Tony C

Thank you no one else could explain the direction as presented. I have done my own breaks all my life but i never saw such a poor direction.

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