Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore.
    NOTE
    This will back the brake pads off of the rotor surface to facilitate the removal and installation of the caliper assembly.

  10.  
  11. Remove the brake hose-to-caliper bolt, hose and washers.
  12.  
  13. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
  14.  
  15. Lift the caliper from the anchor.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
  2.  
  3. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
  4.  
  5. Using new gasket washers, install the brake line and torque the fitting bolt to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  8.  
  9. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheels.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake hose-to-caliper bolt, hose and washers.
  10.  
  11. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
  12.  
  13. Lift the caliper from the anchor.

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    Fig. Rear brake caliper-Liberty

  14.  

To install:

  1. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
  2.  
  3. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 18 ft. lbs. Install the slide pin bushing caps.
  4.  
  5. Using new gasket washers, install the brake line and torque the fitting bolt to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
  8.  
  9. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheels.
  12.  

 
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