Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected.

  8.  
  9. Remove the brake caliper and the caliper mounting bracket as an assembly from the suspension knuckle and support the assembly.
    NOTE
    Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.

  10.  

To install:

  1. Clean any rust or corrosion from the wheel hub surface.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake rotor to the wheel bearing flange.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake caliper and the brake caliper bracket as an assembly to the suspension knuckle.
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Burnish the pads and rotors.
  14.  


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Ensure that the park brake is released.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the brake caliper and the caliper mounting bracket as an assembly from the rear axle and support the assembly with heavy mechanic's wire
    NOTE
    Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.

  12.  
  13. Remove the brake rotor. Do not force the rotor off. If the rotor is difficult to remove, ease it off by gently rotating it as you pull outward.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the brake rotor to the axle shaft flange.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake caliper and the brake caliper bracket as an assembly to the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Inspect the operation of the park brake. Adjust the park brake if necessary.
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Burnish the pads and rotors. Refer to Burnishing Pads and Rotors .
  14.  

 
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