Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Retracting brake caliper piston and aligning pad to piston-Mirage

  1. Remove some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir. The reservoir should be no more than half full. When the pistons are depressed into the calipers, excess fluid will flow up into the reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the appropriate tire and wheel assemblies.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment from inside the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable end installed to the rear brake caliper assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the caliper lower pin and swing the caliper assembly upwards. Tie the caliper out of the way using wire.
  12.  
  13. Remove the outer shim, brake pads and spring clips from the caliper support. Take note of positioning of each to aid in installation.
  14.  
  15. Install two of the wheel lug nuts onto the studs and lightly tighten. This is done to hold the disc on the hub.
  16.  
  17. Thread the piston into the caliper bore clockwise using disc brake driver tool MB990652 or its equivalent.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate all sliding and pivot points.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake pads, shims and spring clip to the caliper support.
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  6.  


NOTE
Be careful that the piston boot does not become caught when lowering the caliper onto the support. Do not twist the brake hose during caliper installation.

  1. Lubricate, install and tighten the lower pin.
  2.  
  3. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Test the brakes for proper operation.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove approximately 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheels.
  8.  
  9. On the front of All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles, remove the pad retaining pins and pull the pads out of the caliper body.
  10.  
  11. On others, remove the lock pin and swing the caliper upward and support it with a wire. Remove the pads and retainers.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Compress the pistons back into the caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Install the pads and retainers.
  4.  
  5. On AWD front disc brakes, apply a small amount of multi-purpose grease to the inner pad shims.
  6.  
  7. Install the caliper to the caliper support.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels and torque to 87-101 ft. lbs. (120-140 Nm).
  10.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    On some vehicles, the caliper can be flipped up by leaving the upper pin in place and using it as a pivot point.



    Drain some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
     
    Wheels
     
    Caliper guide and lock pins and lift the caliper assembly from the caliper support.
     



    Brake pads, spring clip and shims
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Compress the pistons back into the caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate slide points and install the brake pads, shims and spring clip onto the caliper support. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate and install the caliper guide and lock pins in their original positions. Tighten guide and locking pins to 54 ft. lbs. (75 Nm) on the front, and 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on the rear.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Drain some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
     

  2.  
  3. Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment from inside the vehicle.

    Wheels
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Caliper lower pin and swing the caliper assembly upwards
     
    Outer shim, brake pads and spring clips from the caliper support.
     

  4.  
  5. Compress the piston into the caliper bore.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate all sliding and pivot points. Install the brake pads, shims and spring clip to the caliper support. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate, install and tighten the lower pin.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
  6.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    On some vehicles, the caliper can be flipped up by leaving the upper pin in place and using it as a pivot point.



    Drain some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
     
    Wheels
     
    Caliper guide and lock pins and lift the caliper assembly from the caliper support.
     



    Brake pads, spring clip and shims
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Compress the pistons back into the caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate slide points and install the brake pads, shims and spring clip onto the caliper support. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate and install the caliper guide and lock pins in their original positions. Tighten guide and locking pins to specification.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Drain some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
     

  2.  
  3. Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment from inside the vehicle.

    Wheels
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Caliper lower pin and swing the caliper assembly upwards
     
    Outer shim, brake pads and spring clips from the caliper support.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate all sliding and pivot points. Install the brake pads, shims and spring clip to the caliper support. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate, install and tighten the lower pin.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.

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    Fig. Rear disc brake pads and related components-Lancer



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    Fig. Rear disc brake pads and related components-Evolution

  6.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Drain some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir
     

  2.  
  3. Loosen the parking brake cable adjustment from inside the vehicle.

    Wheels
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Caliper lower pin and swing the caliper assembly upwards
     
    Outer shim, brake pads and spring clips from the caliper support.
     

  4.  
  5. Thread the piston into the caliper bore clockwise using disc brake driver tool MB990652.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate all sliding and pivot points. Install the brake pads, shims and spring clip to the caliper support. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate, install and tighten the lower pin.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
  6.  



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Fig. The brake caliper is mounted to the caliper support with two bolts



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Fig. Remove the brake caliper-to-caliper support retaining bolts



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Fig. Grasp the caliper and lift it from the caliper assembly from the caliper support



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Fig. Use mechanic's wire or a similar device to support the caliper out of the way



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Fig. Remove the inner brake pad and . . .



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Fig. . . . also the outer pad from the caliper



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Fig. Remove the spring clips and replace if necessary



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Fig. The caliper piston can be depressed using a special tool, such as this one from Lisle® or . . .



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Fig. . . . a large C-clamp will also work to compress the caliper piston



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Fig. Thoroughly clean the caliper slides . . .



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Fig. . . . then make sure to lubricate the caliper slides with a quality lubricant before installation



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Fig. Remember to remove the shims from the old pads to install on the new pads



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Fig. A quality disc brake quiet or equivalent should be applied to the new pads



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Fig. Spread the brake quiet evenly over the pad surface . . .



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Fig. . . . then install the shim on the pads



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Fig. Apply more brake quiet over the outside of the shim before installing the pads on the vehicle


CAUTION
Brake pads and shoes contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from brake surfaces! When cleaning brakes, use commercially available brake cleaning fluids.


NOTE
Unlike most rear disc brake designs, this system does not incorporate the parking brake system, into the rear brake caliper, therefore, the rear brake system is serviced the same as the front system.

  1. Remove some of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir. The reservoir should be no more than 1 / 2 full. When the pistons are depressed into the calipers, excess fluid will flow up into the reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the appropriate tire and wheel assemblies.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper guide and lock pins and lift the caliper assembly from the caliper support. Tie the caliper out of the way using wire.
  8.  


WARNING
Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake line.


NOTE
On some vehicles, the caliper can be flipped up by leaving the upper pin in place and using it as a pivot point.

  1. Remove the brake pads, spring clip and shims. Take note of positioning to aid installation.
  2.  
  3. Install the wheel lug nuts onto the studs and lightly tighten. This is done to hold the disc on the hub.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Use a large C-clamp to compress the piston(s) back into caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate slide points and install the brake pads, shims and spring clip onto the caliper support.
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper over the brake pads.
  6.  


NOTE
Be careful that the piston boot does not become caught when lowering the caliper onto the support. Do not twist the brake hose during caliper installation.

  1. Lubricate and install the caliper guide and lock pins in their original positions.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the guide and locking pins to 54 ft. lbs. (75 Nm) on the front, and 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on the rear.
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  


WARNING
Pump brake pedal several times, until firm, before attempting to move vehicle.

  1. Road test the vehicle and check brakes for proper operation.
  2.  

Lancer Evolution
  1. As required, partially drain the master cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper retaining bolts. Remove the caliper from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake pads and shims from the caliper.
  10.  

To install

  1. Position the brake pads and shims in the caliper.
  2.  
  3. Position the caliper to its mounting on the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper retaining bolts.
  6.  
  7. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  8.  
  9. Be sure to check and adjust the brake fluid level, as necessary.
  10.  
  11. Bleed the brake system, as necessary.
  12.  

 
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