Pickup 1997

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  9. Carefully siphon brake fluid from the master cylinder to an acceptable level.
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  11. Compress the piston(s) in the brake caliper. Remove the caliper slide pin bolt.
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  13. Swivel the caliper up and away from the torque plate. Tie the caliper to a suspension member so it's out of the way. Do not disconnect the brake line. Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose.
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  15. Remove the brake pads.

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    Fig. Brake pads and related components-single piston



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    Fig. Brake pads and related components-dual piston

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be sure to refill the master cylinder with the proper grade and type fluid.
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  5. Bleed the brakes, as required.
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  7. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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