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In this video I bring you through the process I used to swap out some brake on the front of a Cadillac ATS. This car needs some other work along the way so stay tuned!
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48 thoughts on “Cadillac ats: front brakes”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark says:

    Must be a lot of wackos in the world calling your shop other than repair.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Wilson’s Fil-Am says:

    Can I just replace the pads and call it a day without all this extra greasing and cleaning ?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hairy Larry says:

    I subscribed. You scare me man, your just like me. I got the same hat. Talk the same way. I got a Harbor Freight vacuum cleaner. It works real good. I think that little torx bolt on the rotor is an overkill, but I'm not an engineer. I wonder if anybody has ever broke one off removing it?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hairy Larry says:

    You made a very good point in this video. Crappy tools can strip heads, and create headaches. I have a great collection of crappy tools. But when I need a new one, I get a dang good new tool.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hairy Larry says:

    Thank you so much for making this Video. My son has a 2017 Caddy ATS. Everywhere we'd go, the shop wanted to RAPE us on parts and labor. One place wanted to charge us $125 just to inspect it! I've worked in a body shop for years. I am 67 retired. All I needed to see was your video.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless ya South Main guy. AND just by luck I've got a 21MM wrench.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MPLS Car Sales says:

    Thank you for this video just picked this one up

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Butler says:

    Look here mang… I'm a machinist and use a file any which way it needs to be done.. Lol. Been known to sharpen the end like a chisel.. Great work man. You make me laugh and learn every night

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Geng says:

    A single cut file cuts on the push and a double cut file cuts both directions, contrary to popular belief if you pull back on a single cut file it may dull quicker but you won’t go to hell over it … at least I don’t think you will 🤔

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. P in the Place to Be says:

    would you say most mechanics would take the time to clean the caliper bracket?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bulldogs#1 says:

    Eric, why not paint the brake pad bracket before installing to cut down on the rust?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LuLu, Sweet Thing says:

    "is that you Rona" I'm dead ☠️

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex José says:

    Is this an awd ats?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kevin bailey says:

    Thx!!!!!! Gonna change my front today

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave G says:

    Eric- Did you ever do the Radiator on this GM model? Would you have a video to post? Working on a similar style Chevrolet Cruze, appears the only option is removal of the full front bumper cover and a lot of work. Wondering what you found on a similar body style GM vehicle. Thanks!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raybo135 says:

    If you are romoving rust, aren't you removing material? Just asking for a friend.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edac1078 says:

    Just that easy!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Kyker says:

    Do I even want to know how much that torque wrench cost?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Dunn says:

    I really find the videos you put out very helpful. Thank you for the explanations of jobs that you do. I have used a few of you’re techniques it’s always cool to learn a new way to do something

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cooldigs1 says:

    “Is that you, ‘Rona!” 😂 That made Tina laugh out loud!! 😂

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Merta says:

    I'm always happy for entertainment especially now and you are one of the canals on You Tube I watching, super funny and creative. By the way I'm,70 years young and still working on my project 1977 BMW 630CSI.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Shearer says:

    Drunk u tuber has a different kind of corona virus 🍺

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Thang says:

    Is that a plastic end link?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich Lagger says:

    Love your videos, Eric, I love that show that the job can be done with varying tool brands, etc.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Tiemens says:

    It bears repeating: I have watched all your brake videos and I have learned something from every single one. I've also RE-learned plenty. Its all good.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob T says:

    "Push all the junk into the abs system" …. Seriously tho …When's the last time you blew a seal compressing calipers to fast? Insert meme here " I don't do brake jobs often .. But when I do I squeeze my pistons in so fast that I blow my seals. "

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Buehler says:

    Sheep sound is back, Yes

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim says:

    Still waiting on the rest of the videos. Real hands on is the best, I can always watch a Bill Gates video to see how the computer works.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Sapp says:

    Being from Florida, it’s crazy seeing so much rust in a relatively new car. My 06 infinity is practically rust free. Note to self, stay in the south lol.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chevelle396BB says:

    I think it should be mandatory for Eric to use Brake Clean in every video. Just sayin"

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Acid Diver says:

    So nice to watch these videos👍

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Buckingham says:

    My front disc brakes on 01 Chrysler Town and Country have pads without the abutment clips. I had to file a bit from the pad ears so they would fit which exposed bare metal. No lube on these ears would end up rusting? How to handle this?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob J says:

    Detroit oughta build Rust Belt models with at least cadmium plated fasteners and some paint on all those bare metal components that find their way out of the factory. Then maybe these cars would have a fighting chance at lasting more than a few years.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Savage Garage says:

    Where do you source your gloves sir? 🧤

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jared THISDELLE says:

    File is the best I do the same thing cheers man ..I don't have a sandblaster I am the rust blaster 😎😎😎😎

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jared THISDELLE says:

    Ah the caddy nice

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WingZero says:

    I stumbled on your videos I don't even remember when, and I have to say I respect the hell out of you for being an honest mechanic. I've watched so many of your videos on vehicles I have never and will never own long before even seeing these videos. I've dealt with my fair share of hacks and scumbag scammers, and you are by far not anywhere near any of them. You deserve a hell of a lot more subs than what you have. Keep up the great work, Sir!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Biggbear59 says:

    Courious. Why did you replace the Rotor. Instead if turning the old ones. Have you ever done an NDF: NON DIRECTIONAL FINISH.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay C says:

    Dam, that is a way higher torque for that caliper mount than I would have imagined. I think the last one I did was no higher than double digit.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DâX says:

    Kermit wants to know when he can have his gloves back!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hung Tran says:

    Didn’t see you clean the slider pins and re-lube them again ?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bradley Cross says:

    I suspect you could do this job with your eyes closed.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BADD400 CB700 drums says:

    As always good video Eric.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Highstranger951 says:

    Should name that vise Roger, from American Dad.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Cooper says:

    I think wheel is correct. The metal part is a rim, and rubber is of course the tire. Together a wheel.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jr neff says:

    someone may have asked your gloves where to buy