I have a 2006 Chevrolet HHR and I need to change the brake pads soon. I changed out the rotors for cross drilled and slotted rotors. Do I need to turn the rotors? Also, how do you change the brake pads? Are there caliper bolts that need to be unscewed?Changing brake pads on HHR and turning rotors?
For sure if you change the pads you should always change or resurface the rotors , otherwise your waisting your time and your brakes will never work properly causing more damage to the other brake components on the vehicle too. Not sure about if they've a special hex etc type of mounting screw but probably they do.
Not sure if you know this or not but try to remember when doing this type of work don't ever get grease or brake fluid on any pads or rotors bec grease or oil or brake fluids can and will cause severe contaminates and the brakes will burn causing the severe headaches.Make sure you wipe the rotors off with a smooth clean cloth before installing the new rotors or the callipers etc.