Aurora 2001-2003

Brake Pads

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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 from the master cylinder.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Install 2 wheel nuts to secure the rotor on the hub.
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  7. Pivot the parking brake actuator level and disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
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  9. Remove the mounting bolt securing the parking brake cable bracket to the caliper and position the cable and bracket out of the way.
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  11. Remove the lower caliper mounting bolt.
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  13. Pivot the caliper upward and secure the caliper in a position over the mounting bracket. DO NOT remove the caliper from the upper pivot pin.
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  15. Remove the inboard and outboard pads from the caliper bracket.
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  17. Remove the brake pad clips from the mounting bracket.
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To install:

  1. Spin the caliper piston back into the bore. Make sure the piston notches are at 6 and 12 o'clock after the piston is compressed.
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  3. Install new brake pad clips in the caliper mounting bracket.
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  5. Install the inboard and outboard pads in the mounting bracket.
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  7. Pivot the caliper down over the pads.
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  9. Reinstall the lower mounting bolt and torque to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  11. Reinstall the parking brake cable bracket on the caliper and torque the mounting bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  13. Pivot the actuator lever and connect the cable end to the actuator.
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  15. Remove the 2 wheel nuts securing the rotor.
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  17. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly and torque the wheel nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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  19. Refill the master cylinder. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads against the rotor.
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  21. Check the master cylinder level and add fluid as necessary.
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