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How to Change Brakes on a 1997 Chevy Truck

by Robert Kohnke; Updated November 07, 2017

Items you will need

  • Tire iron

  • Floor jack

  • Jack stands

  • Socket wrench set

The 1997 Chevy pickup is available in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, and both come with disc brakes. Changing disc brakes is a quick and simple process. If you hear a squealing or grinding sound when you apply the brakes or drive, it's time to change the brakes.

Loosen all of the lugs with the tire iron 1½ rotations.

Place the jack underneath the support strut under the vehicle and lift it until the tires are 2 inches off the ground or more. Set the jack stands underneath the axle for stability. Finish removing the tire.

Remove the bolts on the mounting bracket using the socket wrench and remove the bracket. Slide the old brake pads out of the bracket.

Slip the new pads into the bracket. They will go in by hand.

Reattach the bracket with the bolts. Reattach the tire and lower the vehicle.

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About the Author

Robert Kohnke has been an avid writer since 1995. Kohnke is well-versed in gardening and botany, electronic/computer repair and maintenance, and technical support. He graduated with an Associate of Arts in agricultural business from Cosumnes River College, where he is continuing his education in computer technology and computer information science.

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