Canyon, Colorado 2004-2005

Brake Caliper

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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. If brake fluid level is midway between MAX and MIN level in the reservoir, no fluid needs to be removed. If brake fluid level is higher than midway, remove the brake fluid to the midway point.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Brake caliper fluid line, then plug it
     
    Caliper slide pin bolts
     
    Caliper from the mounting bracket
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean and lubricate the sleeves and bushings with silicon grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper in mounting bracket
     
    Slide pin bolts. Tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Fluid lines to the caliper using new Copper washers, and tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Wheel and tire assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Refill the master cylinder to the correct level. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. If brake fluid level is midway between MAX and MIN level in the reservoir, no fluid needs to be removed. If brake fluid level is higher than midway, remove the brake fluid to the midway point.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Brake caliper fluid line, then plug it
     
    Caliper slide pin bolts
     
    Caliper from the mounting bracket
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean and lubricate the sleeves and bushings with silicon grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper in mounting bracket
     
    Slide pin bolts. Tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Fluid lines to the caliper using new Copper washers, and tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Wheel and tire assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Refill the master cylinder to the correct level. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  

 
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