Can i take all four of my brakes and rotors off at the same time? I have a 2010 impala. I have a warranty on my brakes and rotors but I have to bring in the old ones for new. So I need to take everything off. Or should I do the front then back
As long as you have four jack stands to support the vehicle you can remove the rotors and pads from all four wheel positions. If you do not have four jack stands, you can NOT remove the rotors and pads from all four wheel positions. A hydraulic jack can NEVER be used to support a vehicle even temporarily because hydraulic jacks have internal rubber seals that can blow out unexpectedly allowing the car to come crashing down. Once the vehicle is jacked up, be sure to put steel safety stands under the frame before you touch anything. Also, be sure that no one will depress the brake pedal "accidentally" while you are out getting the new parts. With no brakes installed, if anyone depresses the pedal, the caliper pistons will be expelled, and obviously that creates a new repair (lock the car and hide the keys). Brake system fasteners and wheel lug nuts MUST be installed with a calibrated torque wrench. If you do not evenly tighten the wheel lugs nuts, in the specified pattern, to the correct torque, the rotor will be distorted. Be sure rotor run-out, as installed on the wheel hub, does not exceed .002 inches. If it does, something is wrong. If you need assistance, please request brake system service. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic because we want you to make the most of your repair dollars and help you to get the best possible results.
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