ISUZU Amigo/Pick-ups/Rodeo/Trooper 1981-1996

Brake Backing Plate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: With the caliper supported, and rotor removed, the backing plate is clearly visible



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Fig. Fig. 2: With the spindle protected, remove the backing plate retainer bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the backing plate

  1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the parking brake cable from the rear caliper assembly.
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  7. Remove the caliper assembly from the bracket and support with a piece of wire. Do not distort the flexible hose.
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  9. Remove the caliper bracket, and place aside.
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  11. Remove the rotor from the hub assembly.
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  13. Remove the hub assembly. Refer to the procedure in Suspension & Steering for removal and installation steps.
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  15. Inspect the spindle for excessive wear and replace if needed.
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  17. Place paper or a plastic sleeve over the spindle to protect it during backing plate removal and installation.
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  19. Remove the retainer bolts securing the backing plate to the rear differential housing.
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  21. Lift off the backing plate, and remove the seal from the rear of the plate, if equipped.
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To install:
  1. Apply a new seal to the backing plate, then position the backing plate to the rear differential, aligning the holes in the plate with the holes in the housing.
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  3. Install the backing plate retainer bolts and tighten to 13-16 ft. lbs. (17-21 Nm).
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  5. Install the hub assembly.
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  7. Install the rotor and caliper bracket.
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  9. Install the caliper and parking brake cable. Adjust the brake shoes if equipped with Duo-Servo rear brakes.
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  11. Install the rear wheels, and lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump the brake pedal to seat the brake pads.
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