Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, emergency brakes are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a Pontiac Bonneville rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a result of disuse, which can cause the components to rust and seize.
Tools Used: Tools, Large C clamp, Mechanic’s wire, Rear brake pads, Socket wrench set, Torque wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Pontiac Bonneville will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels.