Mazda Car 2005-06

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  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.  
  5. Remove the rotor.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rotor
     
    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-Mazda3



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    Fig. Tighten the brake hose flare nut while holding the hose at point A-Mazda3

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Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake assembly-MX-5 Miata

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    NOTE
    Refer the exploded view illustration for component locations and if applicable, their retainer torque specifications.

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the brake hose.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper bolts and the caliper.
  6.  
  7. Remove the disc pads and shims.
  8.  
  9. Remove the caliper mount.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rotor.
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To install:

  1. Clean the exposed area of the piston.
  2.  
  3. Compress the piston using tool 49 0221 600C

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    Fig. Compress the front caliper piston using tool 49 0221 600C-MX-5 Miata

  4.  
  5. Install the caliper mount. Tighten the bolts 57-75 ft. lbs (78-101 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the rotor.
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  9. Install the caliper. Tighten the bolts to 21-31 Nm (15-23 ft. lbs.).
  10.  
  11. Connect the brake hose and tighten to 21-29 Nm (15-21 ft. lbs.).
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  13. Bleed the brake system.
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  15. Depress the brake pedal a few times and verify that the brakes do not drag
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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
     
    Rotor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rotor
     
    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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