Catera 2000-2001

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. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Attach a hose to the bleeder screw on the caliper.
  6.  
  7. Open the bleeder screw.
  8.  
  9. Compress the pistons into the caliper housing to provide clearance.
  10.  
  11. Use a punch to drive the caliper retaining pins out of the caliper from the outside inward.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Brake caliper spring retainer
     
    Brake pads
     
    Brake caliper pipe
     
    Caliper mounting bolts
     
    Brake caliper
     

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper pipe and torque the fitting to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm)
     
    Brake pads
     

  2.  
  3. Install one caliper retaining pin.
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper spring retainer.
  6.  
  7. Install the second retaining pin.
  8.  
  9. Fill and bleed the brake system.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel(s).
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel(s).
  4.  
  5. Attach a hose to the bleeder screw on the caliper.
  6.  
  7. Open the bleeder screw.
  8.  
  9. Compress the pistons into the caliper housing to provide clearance.
  10.  
  11. Use a punch to drive the caliper retaining pins out of the caliper from the outside inward.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Brake caliper spring retainer
     
    Brake pads
     
    Brake caliper pipe
     
    Caliper mounting bolts
     
    Brake caliper
     

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Brake caliper. Torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Brake caliper pipe. Torque the fitting to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
     
    Brake pads
     

  2.  
  3. Install one caliper retaining pin.
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper spring retainer.
  6.  
  7. Install the second retaining pin.
  8.  
  9. Fill and bleed the brake system.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel(s).
  12.  

 
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