S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Brake Caliper

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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. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear tires and wheels
     
    Brake hose; and cap the line
     
    Retainers from caliper and remove caliper
     
    Brake pads, if necessary

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    Fig. Rear brake caliper

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Brake pads, if removed
     
    Caliper over rotor, and onto mounts
     
    Retainers, and tighten to 23 ft. lbs. or (31 Nm)
     
    Brake hose, and tighten to 33 ft. lbs. (46 Nm)
     
    Rear tires and wheels
     

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  3. Refill the master cylinder to the correct level. Bleed the brake system if the fluid lines were disconnected from the caliper.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove brake hose and cap line.
  6.  
  7. Remove retainers from caliper and remove caliper.
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To install:

  1. Install brake pads if removed.
  2.  
  3. Install caliper over rotor, and onto mounts.
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  5. Install retainers, and tighten to 23 ft. lbs. or (31 Nm).
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  7. Install brake hose, and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  9. Bleed brake system.
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  11. Install tires.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Lower the vehicle, refill the master cylinder and pump pedal to attain full brake pedal before Road-testing the vehicle.

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    Fig. Rear Brake Caliper-Bravada

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