Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

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

    Wheels
     
    Caliper
     
    Brake pads
     
    Shim
     
    Guide plate

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front brake caliper-RX-8

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Guide plate
     
    Shim
     
    Brake pads
     
    Caliper and tighten the bolt to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-32 Nm).
     

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  3. Install the wheels.
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