The brakes on your 2005 Chevy Malibu require replacement every 25,000 to 35,000 miles, depending on how aggressively you brake the vehicle when driving it. Many people opt to have a repair facility change the brakes because they don’t want to chance installing them incorrectly. However, because the rear brakes on the Malibu are disc breaks, the rotors are replaceable without fear of causing a safety issue.
Tools Used: Tools, Tire iron, Floor jack, Jack stand, 7/16 socket, Ratchet, Large flat head screwdriver, Rope, Small flat head screwdriver, Needle nose pliers, Rubber mallet, Large vise grips, Brake rotors, Brake pads, Splined washer
Install Back Brakes
Loosen the lug nuts that secure the rear tire to the wheel studs with a tire iron. Do not remove the lug nuts.