Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
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  7. Compress the caliper.
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  9. Remove the caliper.
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  11. Remove the caliper by tilting the top up and off the caliper adapter.
    NOTE
    Do not allow brake hose to support caliper assembly.

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  13. Support and hang the caliper.
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  15. Remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper adapter.
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  17. Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper adapter.
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To install:

  1. Bottom pistons in caliper bore with C-clamp. Place an old brake shoe between a C-clamp and caliper piston.
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  3. Clean caliper mounting adapter and anti-rattle springs.
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  5. Lubricate anti-rattle springs with Mopar®brake grease, or equivalent.
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  7. Install anti-rattle springs.
    NOTE
    Anti-rattle springs are not interchangeable.

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  9. Install inboard brake pad in adapter.
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  11. Install outboard brake pad in adapter.
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  13. Tilt the top of the caliper over rotor and under adapter. Then push the bottom of the caliper down onto the adapter.
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  15. Install caliper.
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  17. Install wheel and tire assemblies and lower vehicle.
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  19. Apply brakes several times to seat caliper pistons and brake shoes and obtain firm pedal.
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  21. Top off master cylinder fluid level.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. Use the bleeder screw at the front outlet port to drain the fluid. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Pry the caliper support spring out of the caliper.
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  11. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
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  13. Lift the caliper from the anchor.
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  15. Using a piece of mechanics wire, support the caliper so there is not tension on the brake hose.
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  17. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.

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    Fig. Rear brake pads-Liberty

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To install:

  1. Position the brake pads onto the caliper.
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  3. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
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  5. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
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  7. Install the caliper support spring in the top of the caliper under the anchor; then, install the other end into the lower caliper hole.
    NOTE
    Hold the spring in the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the spring end out and under the anchor.

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  9. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
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  11. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
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  13. Install the wheels.
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