Continental 2000-2002

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
The air suspension switch, located in the left side of the luggage compartment, must be turned OFF before raising the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs that may result in shifting of the vehicle during service.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir until the reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
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  5. Turn the air suspension switch, located in the left side of the luggage compartment, to the OFF position.
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  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  9. Remove the retaining bolt and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper assembly. Discard the copper sealing washers.
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  11. Remove the retaining clip from the parking brake at the caliper. Disengage the parking brake cable end from the lever arm.
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  13. Lift the rear disc brake caliper away from the rear disc support bracket.
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  15. Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins and boots from the rear disc support bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear disc brake components: Caliper (1), shield (2), bolts (3), wheel hub (4), brake disc (rotor) (5), wheel hub retainer (6), hub cap grease seal (7), nut (8), spindle (9), bolt (10)

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To install:

  1. Using rear caliper piston adjuster tool T87P-2588-A, rotate the rear disc brake piston and adjuster clockwise until fully seated.
    NOTE
    Make sure one of the 2 slots in the rear disc brake piston and adjuster face is positioned so it will engage the nib on the disc brake pad.

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  3. Apply silicone dielectric compound to the inside of the slider pin boots and the slider pins.
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  5. Position the slider pins and boots in the support bracket. Position the caliper assembly on the support bracket. Make sure the brake pads are installed correctly.
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  7. Remove the residue from the pin retainer threads and apply 1 drop of threadlock and sealer. Install the pin retainers and torque to 23-26 ft. lbs. (31-35 Nm).
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  9. Attach the cable end to the parking brake lever. Install the cable retaining clip on the caliper assembly.
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  11. Using new washers, connect the brake flex hose to the caliper. Torque the retaining bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  13. Bleed the brake system, filling the master cylinder as required.
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  15. Install the wheel and tire assembly; torque the nuts to 85-104 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
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  17. Pump the brake pedal several times to position the brake pads prior to moving the vehicle.
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  19. Turn the air suspension service switch to the ON position.
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  21. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the brake fitting retaining bolt from the caliper and disconnect the flexible brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose and the caliper fitting.
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  7. Remove the caliper locating pins. Lift the caliper off the rotor and anchor plate using a rotating motion.
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WARNING
Do not pry directly against the plastic piston or damage to the piston mayoccur.

To install:

  1. Position the caliper assembly above the rotor with the anti-rattle spring located on the lower adapter support arm. Install the caliper over the rotor with a rotating motion. Make sure the inner pad is properly positioned.
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  3. Install the caliper locating pins and start them in the threads by hand. Tighten them to 19-26 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake hose on the caliper with a new gasket on each side of the fitting outlet. Insert the retaining bolt and tighten to 30-40 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
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  7. Bleed the brake system, install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
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  9. Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to position the linings.
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  11. Road test the vehicle.
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Fig. Rear disc brake caliper removal



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Fig. Rear disc brake caliper installation

 
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