H3 2006

Brake Pads

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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.
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  3. Accelerate the vehicle to 30 MPH (48 km/h).
    CAUTION
    Use care to avoid overheating the brakes while performing this step.

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  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.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  5. Remove the 2 brake caliper bolts.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear disc brake pad assembly

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  7. Remove the rear brake caliper.
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  9. remove the 2 rear disc brake caliper bracket retainers.
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  11. Remove the rear disc brake inner pad assembly.
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  13. Remove the rear disc brake outer pad assembly.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Compress the pistons into the caliper bores.
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  5. Pump the brake pedal in order to seat the new brake pads, then road test the vehicle in order to burnish the brake pads.
    CAUTION
    Road test a vehicle under safe conditions and while obeying all traffic laws. Do not attempt any maneuvers that could jeopardize vehicle control. Failure to adhere to these precautions could lead to serious personal injury and vehicle damage.

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