2007 Jeep Compass

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Using a brake pedal holding tool, as shown, depress the brake pedal past its first 1 inch (25mm) of travel and hold it in this position. This will isolate the master cylinder from the brake hydraulic system and will not allow the brake fluid to drain out of the master cylinder reservoir when the lines are opened.

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    Fig. Use a brake pedal holding tool to depress the brake pedal when disconnecting brake hoses

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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the front wheel.
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  9. Remove the banjo bolt holding the brake hose to the brake caliper.
    NOTE
    There are two washers that will come off with the banjo bolt. Discard the washers.

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  11. Remove the caliper guide pin bolts.
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  13. Slide the caliper assembly from the adapter bracket and brake pads to remove.

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    Fig. Remove the guide pins to remove the caliper from the adapter bracket-Front caliper assembly

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To install:

  1. Using a C-clamp, completely retract the caliper piston back into the bore of the caliper.
    WARNING
    Place a block of wood over the piston before using the C-clamp to prevent damage to the piston.


    NOTE
    When installing the caliper guide pin bolts, ensure the one with the special sleeve on the end is installed in the upper mounting hole.

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  3. Install the caliper assembly over the brake pads on the caliper adapter bracket.
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  5. Align the guide pin bolt hose with the adapter bracket. Install the guide pin bolts and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  7. Reconnect the brake hose using the banjo bolt and 2 new washers. Tighten the banjo bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Remove the brake pedal holding tool.
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  15. Bleed the brake system, as necessary.
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  17. Pump the brake pedal several times to insure that the brake pedal is firm. Road test the vehicle.
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