PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the rear wheels and tires from vehicle.
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  9. Remove the 2 guide pin bolts mounting the caliper to the adapter.
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  11. Remove the caliper from adapter and rotor by first rotating the top of the caliper away from adapter, and then lifting the caliper off the lower machined abutment on adapter.
    WARNING
    Supporting weight of caliper by the flexible brake fluid hose can damage the hose.

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  13. Support caliper from rear strut.
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  15. Remove the rear rotor from hub/bearing. Then inspect drum-in-hat parking brake shoes and parking brake braking surface on rotor for any signs of excessive wear or damage. Replace parking brake shoes if required.
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  17. Remove the outboard brake pad from caliper by prying brake pad retaining clip over raised area on caliper. Then slide brake pad down and off the caliper.
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  19. Pull inboard brake pad away from caliper piston, until retaining clip is free from cavity in piston.

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    Fig. Hanging the rear caliper



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    Fig. Removing outboard brake pad-rear brakes



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    Fig. Removing inboard brake pad-rear brakes

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To install:

  1. Completely retract the caliper piston back into the piston bore of the caliper. This is required for caliper installation when new brake pad assemblies are installed on caliper.
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  3. Lubricate both adapter abutments with a liberal amount of MOPAR® Multipurpose Lubricant, or equivalent.
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  5. Install the rear rotor on hub making sure it is squarely seated on face of hub.
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  7. Remove the protective paper from noise suppression gasket on both inner and outer brake pad assemblies (if equipped).
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  9. Install the new inboard brake pad into caliper piston by firmly pressing it into bore of piston using thumbs. Be sure inboard brake pad is positioned squarely against face of piston.
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  11. Slide new outboard brake pad onto the caliper. Be sure retaining clip is squarely seated in the depressed areas on the caliper.
    WARNING
    Use care when installing caliper assembly onto adapter, so the guide pin bushings and sleeves do not get damaged by the mounting bosses on adapter.

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  13. Carefully lower caliper and brake pads over rotor reversing the required removal procedure. Make sure that caliper guide pin bolts, bushings and sleeves are clear of the adapter bosses.
    WARNING
    Extreme caution should be taken not to cross thread the caliper guide pin bolts when they are installed.

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  15. Install the caliper guide pin bolts into adapter. Tighten the guide pin bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  17. Install the wheels and tires.
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  19. Tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification. Then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of: 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  21. Lower vehicle.
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  23. Pump the brake pedal several times. This will set the pads to the brake rotor.
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  25. Check and adjust brake fluid level as necessary.
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