GrandCaravan 2008

Brake Pads

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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
    When removing or installing a caliper guide pin bolt, it is necessary to hold the guide pin stationary while turning the bolt. Hold the guide pin stationary using a wrench placed upon the pin's hex-shaped head.

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  7. Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts.
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  9. Remove the disc brake caliper from the disc brake adapter bracket and hang it out of the way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to over-extend the brake hose when doing this.
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  11. Remove the brake pads (4, 5) from the caliper adapter bracket.

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    Fig. View of front brake pad and related components

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To install:


NOTE
Make sure that the audible wear indicator (if equipped) is placed toward the top when the inboard brake pad is installed on each side of the vehicle.


NOTE
If the brake pads have a protective paper on the rear face of the brake pad plate, it must be removed before pad installation.

  1. Place the brake pads (4, 5) in the abutment shims (3) clipped into the disc brake caliper adapter bracket (2) as shown.
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  3. Place the pad with the wear indicator (if equipped) attached on the inboard side.
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  5. Completely retract the caliper piston back into the bore of the caliper.
    WARNING
    Use care when installing the caliper onto the adapter bracket to avoid damaging the boots.

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  7. Install the disc brake caliper over the brake pads on the brake caliper adapter bracket.
    NOTE
    When removing or installing a caliper guide pin bolt, it is necessary to hold the guide pin stationary while turning the bolt. Hold the guide pin stationary using a wrench placed upon the pin's hex-shaped head.

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  9. Align the caliper guide pin bolt holes with the adapter bracket. Install the upper and lower caliper guide pin bolts. Tighten the guide pin bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly and tighten the wheel mounting nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Pump the brake pedal several times before moving the vehicle in order to set the pads to the brake rotor.
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  17. Check and adjust the brake fluid level in the reservoir, as necessary.
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  19. Road test the vehicle and make several stops to wear off any foreign material on the brakes and to seat the brake pads.
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