Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Remove the brake pads (1) from the brake caliper mounting bracket (3)

  1. Remove the brake pads from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  3. Remove and the brake pad retainers from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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To install:

  1. Inspect the following brake components for damage and corrosion:

    Restricted caliper guide pin movement
     
    Looseness in the brake caliper mounting bracket
     
    Seized or binding caliper guide pins
     
    Split or torn boots
     

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  3. Do not attempt to clean away any corrosion. If damaged or corroded replace the necessary components.
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  5. Inspect the brake caliper piston boot for deterioration, replace if damaged.

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    Fig. Use a piston installation tool in order to twist the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore

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  7. Use a piston installation tool in order to twist the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.
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  9. Install the brake pad retainers to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  11. Install the brake pads to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  13. Pivot the brake caliper downward, over the brake pads and into the caliper bracket.
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  15. Install the brake caliper guide pin bolt to the brake caliper guide pin, and tighten the brake caliper guide pin bolt to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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  21. With the engine OFF , gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately  2 / 3 of its travel distance.
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  23. Slowly release the brake pedal.
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  25. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat steps 15 and 16 until a firm brake pedal apply is obtained; this will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
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  27. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.
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  29. Apply and release the park brake pedal 4 times.
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  31. Burnish the pads and rotors.
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