Grand Cherokee 2006-2007

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. Use the bleeder screw at the front outlet port to drain the fluid. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore.
    NOTE
    This will back the brake pads off of the rotor surface to facilitate the removal and installation of the caliper assembly.

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  11. Remove the brake hose-to-caliper bolt, hose and washers.
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  13. Pry the caliper support spring out of the caliper.
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  15. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
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  17. Lift the caliper from the anchor.

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    Fig. Bottoming the piston in the rear caliper



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    Fig. View of the support springs on the rear caliper

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To install:

  1. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
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  3. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
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  5. Install the caliper support spring in the top of the caliper under the anchor; then, install the other end into the lower caliper hole.
    NOTE
    Hold the spring in the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the spring end out and under the anchor.

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  7. Using new gasket washers, install the brake line and torque the fitting bolt to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  9. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
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  11. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
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  13. Install the wheels.
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