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How to Replace Brakes on a ’98 GMC Sierra


In 1962, General Motors changed the name of Chevrolet and GMC pickups to C- and K-series. The C-series indicated two-wheel drive and the K-series indicated four-wheel drive. In 1975, the names of the trim levels on GMC trucks changed to Sierra, Sierra Grande, High Sierra and Sierra Classic with the Sierra trim level being the base level GMC C-K pickup. In 1999, the Sierra name became the model name of the GMC pickup, as GM phased out the C-K nomenclature altogether. The 1998 C-1500 Sierra came standard with a 4.3-liter V-6 engine that produced 200 horsepower; it also came standard with front disc brakes. Replacing the brakes on the 1998 GMC Sierra is a relatively easy task.

Things You’ll Need

Turkey baster, Small, clean container, Ratchet, Socket set, Floor jack, Jack stands, Bungee strap, Flat-head screwdriver, 8-inch C-clamp, Micrometer, Needle-nose pliers, New wheel bearings, New wheel bearing seals, Bearing seal driver, Hammer, New rotors, Multipurpose automotive grease, New cotter pins, Wire brush, Torque wrench