Catera 2000-2001

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Release the parking brake, if applied.
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  5. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Brake fluid in the caliper is subject to contamination by heat. Do not force the contaminated fluid back through the brake system.

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  9. Open the bleeder screw.
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  11. Attach a tube over the bleeder screw to catch the brake fluid in a container.

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    Fig. Hose attached to bleeder screw

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  13. Compress the pistons into caliper housing bore to provide clearance between linings and rotor.
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  15. Remove the brake pipe retainer clip (2) (about 2 feet up the brake pipe from the caliper).
    WARNING
    Use only enough force as necessary to remove the brake pipe from the mounting bracket. Ensure not to distort the pipe.



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    Fig. Brake pipe retainer clips (2)

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  17. Remove the brake pipe from the mounting bracket.
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  19. Remove the caliper bolts (2).
    WARNING
    Support the caliper so the weight of the caliper does not bend the brake pipe.



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    Fig. Caliper mounting bolts (2)

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  21. Remove the caliper.
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  23. Remove the rotor set screw (1).

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    Fig. Brake rotor set screw (1)

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  25. Remove the rotor.
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To install:


NOTE
Whenever the rotor has been separated from the axle flange, clean any rust or foreign material from the mating surface of the axle flange and brake rotor. Failure to do this may result in increased lateral runout of the rotor and brake pulsation.

  1. Install the rotor.
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  3. Install the brake rotor set screw (1) and tighten 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).

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    Fig. Brake rotor set screw (1)

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  5. Install the caliper.
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  7. Install the caliper bolts (1) and tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).

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    Fig. Caliper mounting bolts (2)

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  9. Install the brake pipe into the mounting bracket.
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  11. Install the brake pipe retainer clip (2).

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    Fig. Brake pipe retainer clips (2)

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  13. Fill the master cylinder reservoir.
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  15. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
    NOTE
    New braking surfaces must be broken in or burnished after brake pads are installed and/or after rotors are refinished. Avoid overheating the brakes.

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  19. Make 20 stops from 48 km/h (30 mph) using medium to firm brake pedal pressure to burnish the brake rotors.
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