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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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Wheels and Trim—Aluminum or Chrome
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild soap and water to clean the wheels. After rinsing thoroughly with clean water, dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax may then be applied. Caution Chrome wheels and other chrome trim may be damaged if the vehicle is not washed after driving on roads that have bee ...

Hood Adjustment
Hood Adjustment Callout Component Name 1 Hood Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Procedure Loosen the 4 hood hinge nuts. Adjust the hood in order to obtain an even gap on both sides between ...

Brake Warning System Description and Operation
Brake Warning Indicator Brake Warning Block Diagram B80Park Brake SwitchB20Brake Fluid Level SwitchK9Body Control ModuleP16Instrument Cluster Hard-Wired Serial D ...

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