Crossfire 2006-2008

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Drain a small amount of fluid from master cylinder brake reservoir with a clean suction gun.
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  9. Bottom the caliper pistons into the caliper by prying the caliper over.
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  11. Remove the caliper support spring by prying the spring out of the holes in the caliper.
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  13. Disconnect the brake pad wear indicator harness connector.
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  15. Remove the caliper slide pin caps and then remove the caliper slide pins from the caliper.
    WARNING
    Never allow the disc brake caliper to hang from the brake hose. Damage to the brake hose will result.

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  17. Provide a suitable support to hang the caliper securely.
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  19. Remove the caliper from the mounting bracket.
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  21. Remove the inboard and outboard brake pads from the caliper.

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    Fig. Front brake pads (2, 3) and caliper (1)

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To install:


NOTE
If the caliper piston is not completely bottomed out into the caliper, you must do so in order to install the caliper onto the rotor.

  1. Install the inboard and outboard brake pads onto the caliper.
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  3. Lubricate the slide pins and slide pin caps with silicone grease.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the caliper mounting bracket
     
    Caliper slide pins and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Caliper slide pin caps
     
    Brake pad wear indicator harness connector
     

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  7. Install the caliper support spring in the top end of the caliper under the caliper mounting bracket, then install the other end into the lower caliper hole.
    1. Hold the spring into the caliper with your thumb while prying the end of the spring out and down under the caliper mounting bracket with a screwdriver.
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  9. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump the brake pedal until the caliper pistons and the brake pads are seated and a firm brake pedal is achieved.
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  15. Top off the brake fluid reservoir with new fluid if necessary and check for leaks.
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