Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Brake Caliper

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CAUTION
Brake pads and shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from brake surfaces! When cleaning brakes, use commercially available brake cleaning fluids.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Colt and Vista
  1. Disconnect the brake hose from the clip at the strut.
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  3. Remove the pads.
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On late models equipped with the PFS15 type front disc brakes; the caliper and pads are retained to the adapter by two sleeve pin bolts. Remove the pin bolts and service the assembly as required. Sleeve bolt torque is 16-23 ft. lbs.

  1. Remove the upper pin bolt.
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  3. Lift off the caliper.
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  5. Clean all parts thoroughly.
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  7. Place the caliper into position and install the pin bolt. Install the brake pads and connect the brake hose. Torque the pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. Bleed the system. Road test the car.
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OVERHAUL



Colt and Vista
  1. Remove the caliper assembly from the car.
  2.  
  3. Remove the pads.
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  5. Remove and discard the piston dust boot.
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  7. Apply low pressure compressed air to the brake line hose in the caliper, and force the piston out of its bore. Keep your fingers out of the way of the piston, as it often will pop out with considerable force.
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  9. Remove the seal from the piston, being careful to avoid scratching the piston surface.
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  11. Clean all parts in alcohol. Discard all rubber parts.
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  13. Replace the piston if if appears worn, damaged or pitted. Replace all rubber parts.
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  15. Coat the piston and bore with clean brake fluid.
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  17. Coat the piston seal with rubber grease. Install it on the piston.
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  19. Insert the piston into the bore, being careful to avoid twisting the seal.
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  21. Apply silicone grease to the new dust boot and install it.
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  23. Install the caliper and brake pads. Coat the pin bolt threads with clean brake fluid on Colt; RTV silicone sealant on Vista.
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