Aura, Outlook 2007

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Empty the master cylinder reservoir until it is half full.
  2.  
  3. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install a large C-clamp over the body of the brake caliper with the C-clamp ends against the rear of the caliper body and against the outer brake pad.
    NOTE
    When using a large C-clamp to compress a caliper piston into a caliper bore of a caliper equipped with an integral park brake mechanism, do not exceed more than 0.039 in. (1mm) of piston travel. Exceeding this amount of piston travel will cause damage to the internal adjusting mechanism and/or the integral park brake mechanism.

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  9. Tighten the C-clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the caliper bore enough to allow the caliper to slide past the brake rotor.
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  11. Do not exceed 0.039 in. (1mm) of caliper piston travel.
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  13. Remove the C-clamp from the caliper.
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  15. Remove the lower brake caliper guide pin bolt.
  16.  
  17. Pivot the brake caliper upward from the caliper bracket and support the caliper out of the way with heavy mechanic's wire; ensure that there is no tension on the hydraulic brake flexible hose. Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.
  18.  
  19. Remove the brake pads from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  21. Remove and the brake pad retainers from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  22.  

To install:


NOTE
Do not attempt to clean away any corrosion. If damaged or corroded replace the necessary components.

  1. Inspect the brake caliper piston boot for deterioration, replace if damaged.
  2.  
  3. Use a piston installation tool in order to twist the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake pad retainers to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  7. Install the brake pads to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  8.  
  9. Pivot the brake caliper downward, over the brake pads and into the caliper bracket.
  10.  
  11. Install the brake caliper guide pin bolt to the brake caliper guide pin. Tighten the bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately  2 / 3 of its travel distance.
  18.  
  19. Slowly release the brake pedal.
  20.  
  21. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat the last 2 steps until a firm brake pedal is obtained
  22.  
  23. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.
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  1. Empty the master cylinder reservoir until it is half full.
  2.  
  3. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install a large C-clamp over the body of the brake caliper with the C-clamp ends against the rear of the caliper body and against the outer brake pad.
    NOTE
    When using a large C-clamp to compress a caliper piston into a caliper bore of a caliper equipped with an integral park brake mechanism, do not exceed more than 0.039 in. (1mm) of piston travel. Exceeding this amount of piston travel will cause damage to the internal adjusting mechanism and/or the integral park brake mechanism.

  8.  
  9. Tighten the C-clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the caliper bore enough to allow the caliper to slide past the brake rotor.
  10.  
  11. Remove the C-clamp from the caliper.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower brake caliper guide pin bolt.
  14.  
  15. Pivot the brake caliper upward from the caliper bracket and support the caliper out of the way with heavy mechanic's wire; ensure that there is no tension on the hydraulic brake flexible hose. Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.
  16.  
  17. Remove the brake pads from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove and the brake pad retainers from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  20.  

To install:


NOTE
Do not attempt to clean away any corrosion. If damaged or corroded replace the necessary components.

  1. Inspect the brake caliper piston boot for deterioration, replace if damaged.
  2.  
  3. Use a piston installation tool in order to twist the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake pad retainers to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake pads to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  8.  
  9. Pivot the brake caliper downward, over the brake pads and into the caliper bracket.
  10.  
  11. Install the brake caliper guide pin bolt to the brake caliper guide pin. Tighten the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately  2 / 3 of its travel distance.
  18.  
  19. Slowly release the brake pedal.
  20.  
  21. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat the last 2 steps until a firm brake pedal is obtained
  22.  
  23. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.
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