Home Auto Repair How to Install the Brake Pads on a 2004 Saturn Ion

How to Install the Brake Pads on a 2004 Saturn Ion

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The 2004 Saturn Ion is a compact car made by the Saturn Corporation. The car uses disc brakes on the front wheels to stop it during normal travel. When the brake pads are used, they press against a spinning rotor which causes friction and wears away at the brake pad material. Eventually the pad material wears out and the brake pads must be replaced with new brake pads. Installing the new brake pads is a task most do-it-yourself mechanics can complete in an afternoon.

Tools Used: Tools, Lug nut wrench, Floor jack, Jack stand, 3/8-inch drive ratchet, 3/8-inch drive socket set (including 15mm), New brake pads

Install Brake Pads

Accessing the Brakes

Park the Ion in a hard and level area.