Rendezvous 2006-2007

Brake Calipers


Removal & Installation

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.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Enough fluid from the master cylinder to place the level between Full and Minimum

  5. If the caliper is being repaired or replaced, remove the brake hose, cap the end, and discard the washers.
  7. Remove the caliper bolts and lift the caliper off the bracket.
  9. Brake pads
    If any corrosion is found on the bolt shaft, replace the following:

    Bolt bushing
    Bolt boot


To install:

  1. Make sure that the boots are properly installed. Bottom the caliper piston.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake pads
    Caliper. Do not lubricate the bolt threads. Lubricate the boots. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    Brake hose, using new washers. Torque the bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

  5. If the hose was disconnected, bleed the system.
  7. Install the wheel.
  9. Apply approximately 175 ft. lbs. of force to the brake pedal for 10 seconds.