Montana SV6 (2006), Relay, Terraza, Uplander (2005-2007)

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir. If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, then no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum full point and the minimum allowable level, then remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding.

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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly

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    Fig. Showing the park brake system equalizer

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  5. Release tension from the park brake system at the equalizer
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front and rear cables from one another at the connector clip
     
    Park brake cable from the park brake lever on the brake caliper
     
    Park brake cable from the caliper bracket
     
    Brake hose to caliper bolt
     
    Brake hose from the brake caliper
     
    Discard the 2 copper brake hose gaskets. These gaskets may be stuck to the brake caliper and/or the brake hose end
     
    Plug the opening in the brake caliper and brake hose to prevent fluid loss and/or contamination
     
    Brake caliper bolts
     
    Brake caliper
     

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To install:

  1. Align the indents on the piston face to match the pin on the brake pad.

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    Fig. Aligning indents on piston face during caliper installation

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  3. Inspect the bracket bolt guide assembly.
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  5. Inspect the brake pad hardware and replace, if necessary.
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  7. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Install NEW copper brake hose gaskets.



    Brake caliper onto the caliper bracket ensuring that the guide boots are not damaged
     
    Brake caliper bolts and tighten the brake caliper bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
     



    Brake hose bolt and the NEW copper brake hose gaskets to the brake hose
     
    Brake hose to caliper bolt to the brake caliper. When installing the rear brake hose to caliper, hold the hose up while tightening. Tighten the brake hose to caliper bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Park brake cable into the park brake bracket on the caliper
     
    Park brake cable to the park brake lever on the brake caliper
     

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  9. Bleed the brake system.
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  11. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately  2 / 3 of its travel distance. Slowly release the brake pedal.
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  13. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat steps until a firm brake pedal is obtained. This will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
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  15. Adjust the park brake system.
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  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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