Avenger 2008

Brake Pads

Print

Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
    NOTE
    Perform these steps on each side of the vehicle to complete pad set removal.

  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    When removing the caliper guide pin bolts (2, 3) note that one (upper) has a special sleeve on the end. It is important that this bolt be installed in the upper mounting hole when the caliper is installed.

  4.  
  5. Remove the two brake caliper guide pin bolts (2, 3).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the two brake caliper guide pin bolts (2, 3)

  6.  
  7. Remove the disc brake caliper (4) from the disc brake adapter bracket (1) and hang it out of the way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend the brake hose when doing this.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake pads (4, 5) from the caliper adapter bracket (2).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the brake pads (4, 5) from the caliper adapter bracket (2)

  10.  

To install:


NOTE
Perform these steps on each side of the vehicle to complete pad set installation.


NOTE
Make sure that the audible wear indicators (if equipped) are placed toward the top when the inboard brake pads are installed on each side of the vehicle.

  1. Place the brake pads in the abutment shims clipped into the disc brake caliper adapter bracket.
  2.  
  3. Place the pad with the wear indicator attached on the inboard side.
  4.  
  5. Completely retract the caliper piston back into the bore of the caliper.
    CAUTION
    Use care when installing the caliper onto the adapter bracket to avoid damaging the boots.

  6.  
  7. Install the disc brake caliper over the brake pads on the brake caliper adapter bracket.
    NOTE
    When installing the caliper guide pin bolts make sure that the one that has a special sleeve on the end is installed in the upper mounting hole.

  8.  
  9. Align the caliper guide pin bolt holes with the adapter bracket. Install the upper (with special sleeve) and lower caliper guide pin bolts. Tighten the guide pin bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install tire and wheel assembly.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Pump the brake pedal several times before moving the vehicle to set the pads to the brake rotor.
  16.  
  17. Check and adjust the brake fluid level in the reservoir as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle and make several stops to wear off any foreign material on the brakes and to seat the brake pads.
  20.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo