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you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake
-- such as Delco Supreme [email protected] (GM Part
No. 1052535). Use new brake fluid from a sealed
and always clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap before removing
With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake
system, your brakes
may not work well, or they
may not even work
at all. This could cause a
crash. Always use the proper brake fluid.
Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake
system parts. For example, just
a few drops of
mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your
brake system can damage brake system
so badly that they’ll have to be replaced. Don’t
let someone put in the wrong kind
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If you spill brake fluid on your vehicle’s painted
surfaces, the paint finish can
be damaged. Be
carefbl not to spill brake
fluid on your vehicle.
If you do, wash it off immediately. See
“Appearance Care” in the Index.
Your Cadillac has four-wheel disc brakes.
Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make
high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are
and new pads are needed. The sound may come and
go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except
when you are pushing on the brake
The brake wear warning sound means that sooner
or later your brakes won’t work well. That could
an accident. When you hear the brake wear
warning sound, have your vehicle serviced.
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Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads
in costly brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake
squeal when the brakes are first applied
applied. This does not mean something is wrong with
Free movement of brake calipers and proprely torqued
wheel nuts are necessary
to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake calipers
for movement, brake pads for wear, and evenly torque wheel nuts in the proper sequence to
Brake linings should always
be replaced as complete
Brake Pedal Travel Brake Adjustment
Every time you apply the brakes, with
or without the
your brakes adjust for wear.
Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a modem 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.
we design and test have top-quality GM brake
parts in them, as your Cadillac does when it is new.
When you replace
parts of your braking system -- for
example, when your brake linings wear down and you
have to have new ones put in
-- be sure you get new
GM replacement parts. If you don’t, your
brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if
someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your
vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes
can change -- for the worse. The braking performance
you’ve come to expect can change in many other ways if
someone puts in the wrong replacement brake
See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to
or if there is a rapid increase in pedal
This could be a sign of brake trouble.