DeVille, Eldorado, Seville 1999-2005

Brake Pads

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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. Remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Supporting the front caliper

  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper from the steering knuckle without disconnecting the brake hose.
  8.  
  9. Suspend the caliper from the coil spring with wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
  10.  
  11. Remove brake pads from anchor bracket.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Fully seat the caliper piston into the bore using a large C-clamp.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the brake caliper mounting surfaces.

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    Fig. Installing the inboard disc brake pad into the front caliper



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    Fig. Installing the outboard disc brake pad in the front caliper

  4.  
  5. Install the brake pads onto the anchor bracket using new shims and clips.
  6.  
  7. Place the caliper onto the anchor bracket and install the mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Torque the mounting bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel and tire assembly and torque to specification.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  16.  
  17. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and fill as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle for proper brake operation.
  20.  



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Fig. Supporting the front caliper-Catera, deVille, Eldorado, Seville

  1. Remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper from the steering knuckle without disconnecting the brake hose.
  8.  
  9. Suspend the caliper from the coil spring with wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
  10.  
  11. Remove brake pads from anchor bracket.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Fully seat the caliper piston into the bore using a large C-clamp.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the brake caliper mounting surfaces.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the inboard disc brake pad into the front caliper-Catera, deVille, Eldorado, Seville



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the outboard disc brake pad in the front caliper-Catera, deVille, Eldorado, Seville

  4.  
  5. Install the brake pads onto the anchor bracket using new shims and clips.
  6.  
  7. Place the caliper onto the anchor bracket and install the mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Torque the mounting bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel and tire assembly and torque to specification.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  16.  
  17. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and fill as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle for proper brake operation.
  20.  

 
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