Corvette 2005-2008

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Install a C-clamp over the body of the brake caliper, with the C-clamp ends against the rear of the caliper body and the outboard disc brake pad.
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  7. Using the C-clamp, compress the piston into the caliper bore just enough to allow the caliper to slide away from the rotor.
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  9. Remove the C-clamp.
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  11. Remove the caliper bracket bolts. Do not disconnect the brake flexible hose bolt. Remove the brake caliper and the caliper mounting bracket as an assembly from the suspension knuckle and support the assembly with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent. Ensure that there is no tension on the hydraulic brake flexible hose.
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  13. Matchmark the position of the brake rotor to the wheel studs.
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  15. Remove the brake rotor.
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To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface of the hub/axle flange.
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  3. Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface and mounting surface of the brake rotor.
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  5. Inspect the mating surfaces of the hub/axle flange and the rotor to ensure that there are no foreign particles or debris remaining.
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  7. Install the brake rotor to the hub/axle flange. Use the matchmark made prior to removal for proper orientation to the flange.
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  9. Install the brake caliper and the brake caliper bracket as an assembly to the suspension knuckle.
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  11. Torque brake caliper guide pin bolts to:
    1. 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm) without (J56).
    2.  
    3. 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) with (J56).
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  13. Torque brake caliper bracket bolts 129ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
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  15. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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