ION 2006-2007

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Use a turkey baster or similar device to remove fluid from the master cylinder until it is about 1 / 2 full.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel. Hand-tighten the lug nuts on the studs to prevent the rotor from falling off.
     

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  7. Install a C-clamp over the body of the caliper with the clamp ends against the rear of the caliper body and against the outboard pad. Tighten the clamp until the caliper piston is compressed enough to allow the caliper to be removed.

    Caliper lower bolt
     
    2 brake pads and the pad clips from the caliper support. Discard the old pad clips.
     

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  9. Check the caliper pins, pin boots and the piston boot for deterioration or damage.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Brake pads and clips to the caliper bracket
     

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  3. Lubricate the pin boots and guide pins with silicone grease.
    NOTE
    Make sure the brake line is properly routed with loop to the rear and that the hose is not twisted.



    Pin boots, if removed
     
    Caliper over the brake pads
     
    Caliper lower bolt through the caliper and torque to 27 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
     



    Wheel
     

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  5. Prior to operating the vehicle, depress the brake pedal a few times until the brake pads are seated against the rotor.
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