Buick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts - Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: 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 as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview for the location of the reservoir. There are only two ...

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    Audio Control Switch Operation
    When the audio unit is turned on, operation of the audio unit from the steering wheel is possible. NOTE: Because the audio unit will be turned off under the following conditions, the switches wi ...

    When “CHECK DISC” is displayed
    Press the eject button to unload the discs. Check that the disc is not damaged or scratched, and also check that the disc is inserted correctly. This message may appear when using some CD-RW discs ...

    Instrument Panel
    Instrument Panel A. Exterior Lamp Controls. Fog Lamps. Instrument Panel Illumination Control. B. Air Vents. C. Turn and Lane Change Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals. Driver Information ...