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mr03SCT
01-12-2005, 10:19 PM
not a grandam but calipers/brackets very similar to our cars.

http://www.danoland.com/nsxgarage/brakes/frontpads/frontpads.html

sc02grandam
01-13-2005, 01:37 AM
torque specs for grand ams are:

Front:
caliper bolts: 23 ft lbs
caliper bracket bolts 85 ft lbs

Rear
caliper bolts 81 ft lbs
caliper bracket bolts 85 ft lbs

minimum thickness of pads: .76 mm or .03 inches

CoopGT
01-16-2005, 08:35 AM
Hey Guys thanks for posting these .They were very helpfull. My Car only has 19,000 miles on her & I just had to replace the pads & rotors . An Admin might want to move this the the how to section . :ec:

mr03SCT
01-17-2005, 09:59 PM
torque specs for grand ams are:

Front:
caliper bolts: 23 ft lbs
caliper bracket bolts 85 ft lbs

Rear
caliper bolts 81 ft lbs
caliper bracket bolts 85 ft lbs

minimum thickness of pads: .76 mm or .03 inches


the caliper bolts should be torqued to 31ft lbs in the front not 23. :)

kubiache
01-17-2005, 11:20 PM
I never worry about torquing those to spec. Tight is tight, unless you're an idiot and put anti-sieze on any of those bolts.

mr03SCT
01-18-2005, 09:46 PM
I never worry about torquing those to spec. Tight is tight, unless you're an idiot and put anti-sieze on any of those bolts.

until you strip a bolt and have trouble getting it out then you will know why they are not supposed to be overtorqued. :)

DarkKnight
01-19-2005, 03:03 PM
Unless you are dealing with parts where clearances are critical (rod and main caps, etc) the tourqe specs are a guidline. Don't tighten a 10mm bolt to 120 ft-lbs or a 18mm bolt to 2 ft-lbs, get it? Otherwise I have never, nor have I ever seen another mechanic pull out the torque wrench for most re & re jobs.

kubiache
01-19-2005, 09:05 PM
Unless you are dealing with parts where clearances are critical (rod and main caps, etc) the tourqe specs are a guidline. Don't tighten a 10mm bolt to 120 ft-lbs or a 18mm bolt to 2 ft-lbs, get it? Otherwise I have never, nor have I ever seen another mechanic pull out the torque wrench for most re & re jobs.

Exactly. :thumbs: