Ridgeline 2007-2008

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump.
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  3. Remove the lower caliper pin bolt and pivot the caliper upward.
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  5. Remove the pads, shims, and pad retainers.

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    Fig. Rear pad shims (A) and the brake pads (B)



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    Fig. Rear pad retainers (A)

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To install:

  1. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any dirt or dust. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks and machine or replace, as necessary.
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  3. Install the pad retainers. Apply molybdenum brake grease to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
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  5. Install the pads and shims. The wear retainer on the inboard pad faces down.
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  7. Use a suitable tool to push caliper piston into its bore and enable the caliper to fit over the pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicon grease. Avoid twisting the boot.
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  9. Rotate the caliper down and tighten the mounting bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
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  11. Install the rear wheels
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  13. Add brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the pads. Bleed the brakes if necessary.
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