2007 Jeep Compass

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear wheel.
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  7. Remove the brake caliper lower guide pin bolt.
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  9. Rotate the caliper upward, using the top guide bolt as a hinge. Hang the caliper assembly with mechanics wire or equivalent.
    WARNING
    Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.

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  11. Remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper adapter bracket.
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  13. Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper by prying the retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper.

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    Fig. Remove the inboard pad from the adapter bracket and remove the outboard pad from the caliper-Rear brake 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
    The brake pad, with the wear indicator, should be installed on the inboard side. The wear indicator should be positioned at the bottom when installed.

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  3. Slide the outboard pad onto the caliper. Ensure the retaining clip is seated properly in the depressed areas of the caliper.
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  5. Place the inboard pad in the brake shims clipped into the caliper adapter bracket.
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  7. Rotate the caliper assembly downward over the rotor into the caliper adapter bracket.
    WARNING
    Use care when installing the caliper onto the adapter bracket to avoid damaging the guide pin boot.

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  9. Install the lower guide pin bolt and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  11. Inspect the outboard brake pad to make sure it is correctly positioned. The retaining clip must be squarely seated in the depressed areas on the caliper fingers. Also, the nubs on the pad's steel backing plate must be fully seated in the depressions formed into the inside of the caliper fingers. There should be no gap between the pad backing plate and the caliper fingers.
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  13. Install the rear wheel. Tighten the mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Pump the brake pedal several times to ensure the vehicle has a firm brake pedal before moving the vehicle.
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  19. Test drive the vehicle to ensure proper brake operation.
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