Forenza 2007

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
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  5. To preserve wheel balance, mark the position of the front wheel relative to the wheel hub.
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  7. Remove the wheel.
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  9. Remove the bolt and the washers attaching the brake hose to the caliper.
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  11. Disconnect the brake hose, and plug the openings in the caliper and the brake hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
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  13. Remove the caliper mounting bolts from the steering knuckle, and remove the caliper assembly.

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    Fig. Front disc brake caliper removal/installation

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To install:

  1. Install the caliper assembly with the mounting bolts.
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  3. Tighten the caliper-to-steering knuckle mounting bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  5. Connect the brake hose to the caliper with bolt and washer. Tighten the caliper brake hose inlet bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  7. Align the marks that were made when removing the front wheel, and install the wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with clean brake fluid.
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  13. Bleed the air out of the brake system.
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  15. Recheck the fluid level.
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  17. Repeatedly press the brake pedal to bring the pads in contact with the rotor.
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