Commander 2006-2007

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Front rotors and hub/bearings are matched mounted for minimum lateral runout. Before removing the rotor, mark the rotor and hub/bearing to maintain original orientation.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the caliper adapter mounting bolts and remove the caliper adapter from the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Front brake caliper adapter and mounting bolts

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  7. Secure caliper anchor assembly to nearby suspension part with a wire. Do not allow brake hose to support caliper weight.
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  9. Remove and discard the o-ring securing the disc brake rotor on the hub.
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  11. Remove the disc brake rotor from hub/bearing.

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    Fig. Front disc brake rotor and o-ring

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To install:

  1. Install the rotor on hub studs.
  2.  
  3. Install the caliper adapter on the knuckle. Install adapter bolts and tighten to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
    NOTE
    Caliper slide pins should be free from debris and lightly lubricated.



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    Fig. Caliper adapter, knuckle, and bolts

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  5. Install the caliper to the caliper adapter and tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Gently lift one end of the slide pin boot to equalize air pressure, then release the boot and verify that the boot is fully covering the slide pin.
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  9. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump brake pedal to seat caliper pistons and brake pads. Do not move vehicle until firm brake pedal is obtained.
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