Rendezvous 2006-2007

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
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.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the upper caliper bolt.
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  7. Rotate the caliper down.
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  9. Remove the pads and pad retainers.
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  11. Remove enough fluid from the master cylinder to place the level between Full and Minimum
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  13. Bottom the piston.
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  15. Inspect the bolt boots and piston boot for tears or deterioration. Replace as necessary.
    NOTE
    If any corrosion is found on the bolt shaft, replace the following:


    WARNING
    Never attempt to polish away the corrosion.



    Bolt
     
    Bolt bushing
     
    Bolt boot
     



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    Fig. Rear disc brake parts

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To install:

  1. Install the pad retainers and pads. Make sure that the wear indicator is at the downward edge of the outer pad.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the caliper over the pads.
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  5. Install the bolt and torque to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  7. Install the wheel.
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  9. Pump the brakes to seat the pads.
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