Aurora 2001-2003

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Siphon 2 / 3 of the brake fluid out of the master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Install 2 wheel nuts loosely to secure the rotor when the caliper is removed.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt securing the brake hose to the caliper and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Plug the hose to prevent excessive fluid loss and possible fluid contamination.
  10.  
  11. Remove the park brake cable
  12.  
  13. Remove upper and lower caliper bolts and lift caliper from mounting bracket.
  14.  

To install:

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Fig. Rear caliper and brake pad components



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Fig. Aligning the notches in the piston

  1. Seat the caliper piston fully in its bore.
  2.  
  3. Make sure the notches in the caliper piston are at 6 and 12 o'clock.
  4.  
  5. Mount caliper onto anchor bracket. Install the 2 mounting bolts and torque bolts to 20 ft. lbs.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the brake hose to the caliper using new copper washers. Torque the mounting bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the park brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel nuts securing the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly and torque the wheel nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Refill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  16.  
  17. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads against the rotor. Verify no hydraulic leaks and a good firm brake pedal.
  18.  

  1. Siphon 2 / 3 of the brake fluid out of the master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Install 2 wheel nuts loosely to secure the rotor when the caliper is removed.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt securing the brake hose to the caliper and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Plug the hose to prevent excessive fluid loss and possible fluid contamination.
  10.  
  11. Remove the park brake cable
  12.  
  13. Remove upper and lower caliper bolts and lift caliper from mounting bracket.
  14.  

To install:

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Fig. Rear caliper and brake pad components-Riviera, Aurora



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Fig. Aligning the notches in the piston-Riviera, Aurora

  1. Seat the caliper piston fully in its bore.
  2.  
  3. Make sure the notches in the caliper piston are at 6 and 12 o'clock.
  4.  
  5. Mount caliper onto anchor bracket. Install the 2 mounting bolts and torque bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the brake hose to the caliper using new copper washers. Torque the mounting bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the park brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel nuts securing the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly and torque the wheel nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Refill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  16.  
  17. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads against the rotor. Verify no hydraulic leaks and a good firm brake pedal.
  18.  

 
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