MINI 2002-05

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Apply the brake pedal slightly with a brake clamp.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel assembly
     
    Retaining spring from bottom, then top
     
    Plastic plugs from guide pin bolts
     
    Handbrake cable from handbrake lever and at rear caliper
     
    Brake hose from caliper
     
    Caliper guide bolts
     
    Rear caliper; remove toward rear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the caliper into place.
  2.  
  3. Install the torque the guide bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach brake hose to caliper at torque banjo bolt, with new seals, to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the handbrake cable to caliper and to handbrake.
  8.  
  9. Install the plastic plugs over the guide pin bolts.
  10.  
  11. Install the retaining spring at the top, then at the bottom.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake clamp.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear wheels.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the parking brake.
  18.  
  19. Bleed the brakes.
  20.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Apply the brake pedal slightly with a brake clamp.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel assembly
     
    Retaining spring from bottom, then top
     
    Plastic plugs from guide pin bolts
     
    Handbrake cable from handbrake lever and at rear caliper
     
    Brake hose from caliper
     
    Caliper guide bolts
     
    Rear caliper; remove toward rear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the caliper into place.
  2.  
  3. Install the torque the guide bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach brake hose to caliper at torque banjo bolt, with new seals, to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the handbrake cable to caliper and to handbrake.
  8.  
  9. Install the plastic plugs over the guide pin bolts.
  10.  
  11. Install the retaining spring at the top, then at the bottom.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake clamp.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear wheels.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the parking brake.
  18.  
  19. Bleed the brakes.
  20.  

 
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