Corvette 2005-2008

Brake Calipers

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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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not allow the fluid to come into contact with the front transverse spring, as damage to the spring may occur.



    Wheel assembly
     
    Brake hose fitting at the caliper by removing the bolt. Discard the 2 copper washers and plug the hose to prevent fluid contamination or loss
     



    Caliper mounting bolts
     
    Caliper housing from the rotor and the caliper mounting bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear caliper assembly

     

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To install:

  1. Compress the pistons using a suitable tool, if necessary.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
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  5. Caliper over the brake rotor and into the caliper mounting bracket. Make sure the shoe lining guiding surfaces are correctly seated in the bracket. Tighten the bolts to:
    1. 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm) without (J56).
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    3. 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) with (J56).
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  7. Brake hose inlet fitting using 2 new copper washers and the inlet fitting bolt. Torque the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  9. Properly bleed the entire brake system.
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  11. Check the brake fluid and add as necessary.
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  13. Install the rear wheel.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly 3 times to seat the shoe and lining assemblies.
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