SRX 2004-2005

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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir.

  2.  
  3. Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir. Properly dispose of the brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install a large C-clamp over the rear of the caliper and against the outer brake pad.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the caliper bore enough to clear the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Remove the C-clamp.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake line, discard the 2 copper washers and plug the line openings.
  16.  
  17. Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the disc brake caliper from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Front brake caliper mounting



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    Fig. Rear brake caliper mounting

  20.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the guide pin boots for tears or cuts and replace as needed.
  2.  
  3. Seat the guide pin boots into the guide pin retaining seat.
  4.  
  5. Clean the guide pin bolt threads, then apply Threadlock to two-thirds of the lower guide pin bolt threads and allow it 10 minutes to dry.
  6.  
  7. Apply a thin coat of high temperature brake lubricant to the guide bolts.
  8.  
  9. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  10.  
  11. Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and tighten the brake pin retainer bolts-to-guide pin bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) for front brakes, or 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) for rear brakes.
  12.  
  13. Unplug and install the brake hose and retaining bolt to the disc brake caliper using new copper sealing washers on each side of the hose fitting. Tighten the brake hose bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Bleed the brake system, then apply the brake pedal two-thirds down and slowly release the pedal. Wait 15 seconds and repeat until a firm pedal is obtained.
  16.  
  17. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Check and fill the brake master cylinder as required.
  22.  
  23. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.
  24.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir.

  2.  
  3. Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir. Properly dispose of the brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install a large C-clamp over the rear of the caliper and against the outer brake pad.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the caliper bore enough to clear the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Remove the C-clamp.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake line, discard the 2 copper washers and plug the line openings.
  16.  
  17. Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the disc brake caliper from the vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front brake caliper mounting

  20.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the guide pin boots for tears or cuts and replace as needed.
  2.  
  3. Seat the guide pin boots into the guide pin retaining seat.
  4.  
  5. Clean the guide pin bolt threads, then apply Threadlock to two-thirds of the lower guide pin bolt threads and allow it 10 minutes to dry.
  6.  
  7. Apply a thin coat of high temperature brake lubricant to the guide bolts.
  8.  
  9. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  10.  
  11. Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and tighten the brake pin retainer bolts-to-guide pin bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) for front brakes, or 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) for rear brakes.
  12.  
  13. Unplug and install the brake hose and retaining bolt to the disc brake caliper using new copper sealing washers on each side of the hose fitting. Tighten the brake hose bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Bleed the brake system, then apply the brake pedal two-thirds down and slowly release the pedal. Wait 15 seconds and repeat until a firm pedal is obtained.
  16.  
  17. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Check and fill the brake master cylinder as required.
  22.  
  23. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.
  24.  

 
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