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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    Exterior Mirrors
    Premium Trim Shown, Up-Level Similar Mirror Adjustment 1. Press (A) or (B) to select the driver or passenger side mirror. 2. Press the arrows on the control pad to move the mirror up, down, right ...

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
    Metric English This gauge shows the engine coolant temperature. Under normal driving conditions the gauge will read 100°C (210°F) or less. If the gauge pointer is near 125°C (260°F), the ...

    Repair and replacement procedure
    The front air bags, side air bags, curtain and rollover air bags and pretensioners are designed to activate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air ...