Avenger 2008

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Using a brake pedal holding tool, depress the brake pedal past its first one inch (25 mm) of travel and hold it in this position. This will isolate the master cylinder from the brake hydraulic system and will not allow the brake fluid to drain out of the master cylinder reservoir while the lines are disconnected.

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    Fig. Use a brake pedal holding tool

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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the rear tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Unthread the brake tube nut (2) at the rear flex hose.

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    Fig. Unthread the brake tube nut (2) at the rear flex hose

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  9. Remove the clip (3) securing the rear flex hose to the trailing link mounted bracket. Remove the flex hose from the bracket.
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  11. Unthread and remove the brake flex hose (4) from the brake caliper (1).
    CAUTION
    When removing the caliper guide pin bolts (2, 3) note that one has a special sleeve on the end. It is important that this bolt (3) be installed in the upper mounting hole when the caliper is installed.

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

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

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  15. Slide and remove the disc brake caliper (1) with outboard brake pad attached from the disc brake adapter bracket, inboard brake pad and rotor.
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  17. Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad off of the brake caliper.
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To install:

  1. If not already performed, completely retract the caliper piston back into the piston bore of the caliper. Use a C-clamp to retract the piston. Place a wood block over the piston before installing the C-clamp to avoid damaging the piston.
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  3. Slide the outboard brake pad onto the caliper. Be sure the retaining clip is squarely seated in the depressed areas on the caliper beyond the raised retaining bead.
    CAUTION
    Use care when installing the caliper onto the disc brake adapter to avoid damaging the guide pin boots.

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  5. Install the disc brake caliper with outboard brake pad attached over the inboard brake pad and rotor, onto the brake caliper adapter bracket.
    CAUTION
    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.

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  7. Align the caliper guide pin bolt holes with the adapter bracket. Install the lower and upper (with special sleeve) caliper guide pin bolts. Tighten the guide pin bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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