Commander 2006-2007

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Siphon a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
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  7. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper cover (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore.
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  9. Remove the brake hose banjo bolt and discards the washers.
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  11. Remove the caliper slide pins.
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  13. Remove the rear caliper from the anchor.
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  15. Remove the brake pads from the caliper, if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install the brake pads to the caliper, if removed.
  2.  
  3. Clean the slide pins of any debris and lightly lubricate them with silicon grease.
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  5. Install the caliper to the anchor and tighten the slide pin bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    WARNING
    Verify the brake hose is not twisted or kinked before fully tighten the banjo bolt.

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  7. Install the brake hose with new gasket washers and tighten the banjo bolt to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  9. Fill and bleed the brake system.
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  11. Install the rear tire.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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