Cadillac Escalade: Replacing Brake System Parts - Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Replacing Brake System Parts

The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts. If this is not done, the brakes might not work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes — for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed.

    Brake Adjustment
    Every time the brakes are applied, with or without the vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear. ...

    Brake Fluid
    The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview   for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid ...

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    Antifreeze
    In the winter when it is anticipated that the outside temperature will drop below 328F (08C), check antifreeze to assure proper winter protection. For additional information, see “Engine coo ...

    Safety notes
    WARNING   Work improperly carried out on electronic components and associated software could cause them to cease functioning. Because the vehicle's electronic components are interconnec ...

    Crash-responsive EASY-EXIT feature
    If the crash-responsive EASY-EXIT feature is triggered in an accident, the steering column will move upwards when the driver's door is opened. This occurs irrespective of the position of the SmartK ...