How to Replace Brake Pads & Rotors on a 2002 Corvette

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    • 1). Loosen the front lug nuts on both wheels with the lug wrench, but don't take them off yet. Place the wheel chocks behind the back tires.

    • 2). Slip the low-profile floor jack under the front end of the Corvette and lift the car until you can place the two jack stands under the frame in the front on both sides. Lower the car onto the jack stands carefully. Take the lug nuts and wheels off the front by hand.

    • 3). Center the drain pan under the right-front brake assembly and clean out all the brake dust using the brake cleaner spray.

    • 4). Unbolt the right-front brake caliper with the socket set. Grab the caliper with both hands and lift it off the brake rotor and then set the caliper in the front suspension so it doesn't pull down on the brake line. Unbolt and remove the brake caliper bracket with the socket set.

    • 5). Pull the rotor off by hand and slide the new rotor on in its place. Pull the brake pads out of the caliper by hand and then clean all the brake dust out of the caliper with the brake cleaner spray.

    • 6). Lube the caliper slides with the white lithium grease. Push the dual pistons back into the brake caliper with the caliper piston tool and then insert the new brake pads by hand.

    • 7). Bolt the brake caliper bracket back on in reverse of how you removed it and then slide the caliper back into the bracket, over the rotor. Bolt the caliper back down with the socket set.

    • 8). Repeat steps three through seven on the left-front.

    • 9). Put both front wheels and both sets of front lug nuts back on the Corvette. Lower the car off the jack stands with the floor jack.

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      Move the wheel chocks to the front side of the front tires. Loosen the rear lug nuts on both wheels with the lug wrench, but don't take them off yet.

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      Slip the low-profile floor jack under the rear end of the Corvette and lift the car until you can place the two jack stands under the frame in the rear on both sides. Lower the car onto the jack stands carefully. Take the lug nuts and wheels off the rear by hand.

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      Repeat steps three through seven on the left rear, then the right rear. Lower the rear of the Corvette off the jack stands and reinstall the rear wheels and lug nuts. Tighten all the lug nuts to 100 ft-lbs. with the torque wrench.

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