The 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado comes with disc brake pads on all four wheels. The rear braking assembly includes the brake caliper, brake pads and brake rotor. When the brake pedal is pushed in, the brake fluid applies pressure to the piston inside of the brake caliper. The caliper piston then compresses the brake pads to the brake rotors. As the brake pads are being compressed to the brake rotors, the wheels can stop turning in a safe and efficient manner. Home mechanics should change the rear front and rear brake pads before the pad thickness reaches one-eighth of an inch.
Tools Used: Tools, Wheel chocks, Jack, Jack stands, Tire tool, 1/2-inch drive ratchet, 1/2-inch drive Allen head socket set, Flat head screwdriver, Rope, C-clamp, New rear brake pads, Torque wrench
Repair the Rear Brakes
Pull the 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado onto a flat surface and turn the engine off. Position the wheel chocks in the front and rear of both front wheels. Loosen each of the lug nuts on the rear wheels about one-quarter of a turn counter-clockwise with a tire tool.
Jack the rear-end of the 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado up and place the jack stands under the proper rear jacking points. Lower the car onto the top of the stands and leave the jack in the upright position.
Finish removing all of the lug nuts from the rear wheels. Slide the wheels off of the hubs and place the wheels down flat on the surface. Begin the rear brake pad replacement process on the driver side rear of the car.