Mazda Car 2002-04

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brakes-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake hose
     
    Cap from the caliper bolts
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Torque the caliper mounting bolts to 36--39 ft. lbs. (49-54 Nm). Install the bolt caps.
     
    Brake hose to the caliper. Tighten the bolt to 16-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm) and make sure the brake hose is not twisted. Fill the master cylinder with clean brake fluid and bleed the hydraulic system.
     
    Wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Flexible brake hose from the caliper
     
    Cap on type A brakes or bolt on type brakes
     
    Spring on type A brakes
     
    Brake pads
     
    Upper and lower caliper bolts
     
    Caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the brake disc
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and tighten the bolts on A type brakes to 37-39 ft. lbs. (50-53 Nm) or 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm) on type B brakes
     
    Brake pads
     
    Spring on type A brakes
     

  2.  
  3. Replace the washers for the brake line.

    Brake hose to the caliper and tighten the hose nut to 16-21 ft. lbs. (22-29 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the type A and B brake systems-Protégé with disc brakes

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Flexible brake hose from the caliper
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper upward. Slide the top of the caliper off of the top pin and remove it from the vehicle.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the caliper pin and slide the caliper onto the guide pinch Pivot the caliper over the brake pads.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake hose to the caliper and tighten the hose nut to 16-21 ft. lbs. (22-29 Nm)
     
    Caliper mounting bolt and tighten the bolt to 22-28 ft. lbs. (30-41 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system and inspect the brake system for proper operation.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.

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    Fig. Front disc brakes-626

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Flexible brake hose from the caliper
     
    Upper and lower caliper bolts
     
    Caliper from the vehicle
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the brake disc
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 58-65 ft. lbs. (79-88 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Replace the washers for the brake line.

    Brake hose to the caliper and tighten the hose nut to 16-21 ft. lbs. (22-29 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system and inspect the brake system for proper operation.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.

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    Fig. Front disc brakes-Miata

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake hose and brake pipe.
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Torque the caliper mounting bolts to 47-62 ft. lbs. (63-84 Nm).
     
    Brake hose and pipe and tighten to 15-21 ft. lbs. (22-29 Nm). Fill the master cylinder with clean brake fluid and bleed the hydraulic system.
     
    Wheels

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    Fig. Front disc brakes-Millenia

     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake hose
     
    Retaining clip
     
    Cap from the caliper bolts
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Torque the caliper mounting bolts to 19-22 ft. lbs. (25-30 Nm). Install the bolt caps.
     
    Brake hose to the caliper. Tighten the flare nut while holding the hose at location A shown in the accompanying illustration with an open end wrench. Tighten the nut to 10-15 ft. lbs. (14-21 Nm) and make sure the brake hose is not twisted, if it is unfasten the flare nut and retighten making sure the brake line remains straight. Fill the master cylinder with clean brake fluid and bleed the hydraulic system.
     
    Retaining clip
     
    Wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brakes-Mazda 3



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    Fig. Tighten the brake hose flare nut while holding the hose at point A-Mazda 3

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Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brakes-Mazda 6

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake hose
     
    Cap from the caliper bolts
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Torque the caliper mounting bolts to 36--39 ft. lbs. (49-54 Nm). Install the bolt caps.
     
    Brake hose to the caliper. Tighten the bolt to 16-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm) and make sure the brake hose is not twisted. Fill the master cylinder with clean brake fluid and bleed the hydraulic system.
     
    Wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads.
  4.  

 
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