GrandCaravan 2008

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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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 vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    In some cases, it may be necessary to retract the caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between the pads and the rotor to easily remove the caliper from the knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before the guide pin bolts are removed by grasping the inboard side of the caliper and pulling outward working with the guide pins, thus retracting the piston. Never push on the piston directly as it may get damaged.

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  7. Remove the 2 bolts securing disc brake caliper and adapter bracket to the steering knuckle.
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  9. Remove the disc brake caliper and adapter bracket from the knuckle and rotor as an assembly. Hang the assembly out of the way using wire or a bungee cord.
    WARNING
    Use care not to overextend the brake hose when moving it out of the way. Do not place the weight of the brake caliper directly onto the brake hose as damage may occur.

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  11. Remove any clips retaining the brake rotor to the wheel mounting studs.
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  13. Slide the brake rotor off the hub and bearing.
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To install:


NOTE
Inspect the disc brake pads before installation.

  1. Clean the hub face to remove any dirt or corrosion where the rotor mounts.
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  3. Install the brake rotor over the studs on the hub and bearing.
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  5. Install the disc brake caliper and adapter bracket assembly (1) over the brake rotor (4) and knuckle (2).
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  7. Install the mounting bolts (3) securing the caliper adapter bracket to the knuckle (2). Tighten the bolts to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
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  9. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump the brake pedal several times before moving the vehicle to set the pads to the brake rotor.
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  15. Check and adjust the brake fluid level in the reservoir as necessary.
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  17. Road test the vehicle and make several stops to seat the brake pads to the rotor.

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    Fig. Brake rotor installation

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