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 rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the park brake cable from the caliper.
    NOTE
    Some models use a brake pad wear sensor. Disconnect the sensor connector from the vehicle harness.

  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper mounting bolts and position and suspend the caliper from the strut with a wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove the inboard and the outboard brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate mounting surfaces and install new brake pad clips.
  2.  
  3. The caliper piston must be fully seated in the bore. A spanner type tool can be used to bottom the piston into its bore by turning it in. Make sure the slots in the piston are straight across from each other so the notches on the brake pad will seat.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Aligning the slots on the rear caliper

  4.  
  5. Install the inboard pad by inserting the pad into the straight tabs on the retainer, then pressing down and snapping the pad under the S-shaped tabs. The pad should lay flat against the rotor. Make sure the D-shaped notches are in line with the buttons on the back of the pad lining. If they are not in alignment, rotate the piston until the D-shaped notches face the caliper mounting bolt holes.
  6.  
  7. Install the outer pad into the brake pad clips. Make sure the wear indicator is at the leading edge of the pad during forward wheel rotation.
  8.  
  9. Install the caliper on the mounting bracket and install the bolts. Torque the mounting bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the parking brake cable onto the caliper.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly and torque to specification.
  14.  
  15. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the FULL mark and pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  16.  
  17. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder again and fill as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle for proper brake operation.
  20.  

  1. Remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the park brake cable from the caliper.
    NOTE
    Some models use a brake pad wear sensor. Disconnect the sensor connector from the vehicle harness.

  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper mounting bolts and position and suspend the caliper from the strut with a wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove the inboard and the outboard brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate mounting surfaces and install new brake pad clips.
  2.  
  3. The caliper piston must be fully seated in the bore. A spanner type tool can be used to bottom the piston into its bore by turning it in. Make sure the slots in the piston are straight across from each other so the notches on the brake pad will seat.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Aligning the slots on the rear caliper-Catera, deVille, Eldorado, Seville

  4.  
  5. Install the inboard pad by inserting the pad into the straight tabs on the retainer, then pressing down and snapping the pad under the S-shaped tabs. The pad should lay flat against the rotor. Make sure the D-shaped notches are in line with the buttons on the back of the pad lining. If they are not in alignment, rotate the piston until the D-shaped notches face the caliper mounting bolt holes.
  6.  
  7. Install the outer pad into the brake pad clips. Make sure the wear indicator is at the leading edge of the pad during forward wheel rotation.
  8.  
  9. Install the caliper on the mounting bracket and install the bolts. Torque the mounting bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the parking brake cable onto the caliper.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly and torque to specification.
  14.  
  15. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the FULL mark and pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  16.  
  17. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder again and fill as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle for proper brake operation.
  20.  

 
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