After replacing the rear disc brake pads and rotors on my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, I'm wondering how much drag there should be when turning the rotor?

Asked by Jan 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM about the Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had to screw in the piston in order to compress the piston so that the proper clearance
was made to install the pads. I have all back together and there is some drag the entire
rotation, but not tight rub. I want to make sure that I don't glaze new pads & rotors

1 Answer

3,195

If there is a noticeable amount of drag, your parking brake mechanism might be frozen in the caliper. That's what happened to mine, the seal on the back wore out and water got inside and rusted it. I replaced both rear calipers and the parking brake cables, which fixed the problem. To test it, jack up the car and try to turn the wheel with and without the parking brake on. If it turns easily without the parking brake and won't budge with the parking brake on, it's probably fine. You can also get an infrared temperature gauge to compare the temperature of each rotor after driving around, or touch them, but you might burn yourself. When my rear caliper locked up, the one rotor was much hotter than the other three.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,350
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,950
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
553 Great Deals out of 35,458 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Charger
537 Great Deals out of 28,340 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac G8
12 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $4,990
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 530 listings starting at $1,799
Used Ford Mustang
689 Great Deals out of 44,320 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $2,400
Used Pontiac G6
83 Great Deals out of 4,084 listings starting at $1,295
Used Pontiac Grand Am
3 Great Deals out of 1,159 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
375 Great Deals out of 31,274 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac GTO
6 Great Deals out of 472 listings starting at $6,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,119 Great Deals out of 80,273 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
19 Great Deals out of 761 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Challenger
250 Great Deals out of 22,385 listings starting at $7,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,301 Great Deals out of 74,561 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,057 Great Deals out of 66,823 listings starting at $1,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.