Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Wheel Cylinders

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  5. Clean all dirt and foreign material from the wheel cylinder brake pipe fitting and the bleeder valve.
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  7. Remove the brake drum.
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  9. Remove the brake pipe nut.
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  11. Install a cap over the end of the brake pipe in order to prevent brake fluid loss and/or brake fluid contamination.
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  13. Remove the wheel cylinder bolts.
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  15. Spread the brake shoes apart.
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  17. Remove the wheel cylinder.
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  19. Clean the old sealant from the backing plate where the wheel cylinder was installed. Clean the sealant from the wheel cylinder if you are reusing the wheel cylinder.

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    Fig. Wheel cylinder

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To install:

  1. Spread the brake shoes apart.
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  3. Install the wheel cylinder .
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  5. Install the wheel cylinder bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  7. Remove the cap from the brake pipe and install the brake pipe to the wheel cylinder. Tighten the nut to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  9. Install the brake drum.
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  11. Bleed the hydraulic brake system at the wheel cylinder.
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  13. Install the tire and wheel.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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