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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Replacing Brake System Parts

The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts. If this is not done, the brakes might not work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes — for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed.

Brake Adjustment
Every moderate brake stop, the disc brakes adjust for wear. If rarely making moderate or heavier brake stops, the brakes might not adjust correctly. Very carefully making a few moderate brake stop ...

Brake Fluid
The brake/clutch master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview  for the location of the reservoir. There are ...

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Brake Dust Warning
Warning: Avoid taking the following actions when you service wheel brake parts: Do not grind brake linings. Do not sand brake linings. Do not clean wheel brake parts with a dry brush or with compressed air. Some models or aftermarket brake parts may contain asbestos fiber ...

Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint Inspection
Inspection Procedure Remove the front wheel drive shaft inner joint and boot. Refer to Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement. Remove the wheel drive shaft tripod bushing (1) from the tripod housing (3). Remove the wheel drive shaft tripod housi ...

Warm Up Three-Way Catalytic Converter Replacement (LUV,LUW)
Warm Up Three-Way Catalytic Converter Replacement Callout Component Name Warning: Refer to Exhaust Service Warning. Warning: Refer to Safety Glasses Warning. Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the ...

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