Avenger 2008

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    In some cases, it may be necessary to retract the caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between the pads and the rotor to easily remove the caliper from the knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before the guide pin bolts are removed, by grasping the inboard side of the caliper and pulling outward working with the guide pins, thus retracting the piston. Never push on the piston directly as it may get damaged.

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  5. Remove the two bolts (3) securing disc brake caliper and adapter bracket (1) to the steering knuckle (2).

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    Fig. Remove the two bolts (3) securing disc brake caliper and adapter bracket (1) to the steering knuckle (2)

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  7. Remove the disc brake caliper and adapter bracket (1) from the knuckle (2) and rotor (4) as an assembly. Hang the assembly out of the way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend the brake hose when doing this.
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  9. Slide the brake rotor off the hub and bearing.
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To install:

  1. Clean the hub face to remove any dirt or corrosion where the rotor mounts.
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  3. Install the brake rotor over the studs on the hub and bearing.
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  5. Install the disc brake caliper and adapter bracket assembly over the brake rotor and knuckle.
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  7. Install the mounting bolts securing the caliper adapter bracket to the knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump the brake pedal several times before moving the vehicle to set the pads to the brake rotor.
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  15. Check and adjust the brake fluid level in the reservoir as necessary.
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  17. Road test the vehicle and make several stops to seat the brake pads to the rotor.
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