I just spent most of last Sunday replacing the brake pads on all four
wheels of my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. I also bled the brake lines
since the brakes were exhibiting a lot of "fade" during heavy stops.
These were fairly simple procedures if you have some automotive
knowledge. I probably saved at least a few hundred dollars by doing
the work myself.
The brake pads were $47 for the front two wheels and $31 for the rear
wheels. The brake fluid, brake cleaner and anti-squeal gel added
another $20 to the total cost.
Any General Motors vehicle from Pontiac, Chevrolet, Cadillac,
Oldsmobile, Saturn or Buick should have very similar braking
components. The bolt sizes or bleeder valve locations may vary.
Here are the guides below.
Front Brake Pads -
Rear Brake Pads -
Brake Line Bleeding -
I hope some of you find the guides helpful and are able to save some
money working on your own cars.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL