H3 2006

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Pad & Rotor Burnishing



Specific to:

Hummer H3 2006-2010

Burnishing the brake pads and brake rotors is necessary in order to ensure that the braking surfaces are properly prepared after service has been performed on the disc brake system.

This procedure should be performed whenever the disc brake rotors have been refinished or replaced, and/or whenever the disc brake pads have been replaced.

  1. Select a smooth road with little or no traffic.
  2.  
  3. Accelerate the vehicle to 30 MPH (48 km/h).
    CAUTION
    Use care to avoid overheating the brakes while performing this step.

  4.  
  5. Using moderate to firm pressure, apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Do not allow the brakes to lock.
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  7. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until approximately 20 stops have been completed. Allow sufficient cooling periods between stops in order to properly burnish the brake pads and rotors.
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Hummer H3 2006-2010

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 front disc brake rotor retainers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 brake caliper bolts.
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  9. Remove the front brake caliper.
    NOTE
    Do not disconnect the flexible hydraulic brake hose from the caliper. Using a wire, suspend the brake caliper out of the way.

  10.  
  11. Remove the brake rotor.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the brake caliper bolts to 144 ft. lbs. (195 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Road test the vehicle in order to burnish the brake pads and rotor.
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