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Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the parking brake cable and clip.
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  7. Remove the caliper lock bolts and remove the caliper.
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  9. Remove the V-springs from the brake pads.
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  11. Remove the brake pads and shims.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear disc brakes

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To install:

  1. Compress the caliper piston into the bore by rotating the piston with special tool OK9A4 263 001.
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  3. Install the new pads and shims.
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  5. Install the V-springs.
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  7. Install the caliper and tighten the lock bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm)
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  9. Install the park brake cable and clip.
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  11. Install the wheels.
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