SRX 2004-2005

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.
  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 lower brake pin retainer bolt.
  16.  
  17. Pivot the caliper upward away from the rotor.
  18.  
  19. Hang the disc brake caliper with a length of wire or equivalent to prevent damage to the brake hose.
  20.  
  21. Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads and the retainers.
  22.  
  23. Inspect the disc brake rotor surfaces for grooves, cracks or glazing. Resurface or replace as required. If resurfacing, observe the minimum thickness specification.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the guide pin boots for tears or cuts and replace as needed.
  2.  
  3. Seat the guide pin boot 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 bolt.
  8.  
  9. Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and wood block or equivalent. This will allow room for the new disc brake pads.
  10.  
  11. Install new inner and outer disc brake pads and the retainers. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  14.  
  15. 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.
  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. Pump the brake pedal to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Check and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir, as required.
  24.  
  25. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
  26.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  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 lower brake pin retainer bolt.
  16.  
  17. Pivot the caliper upward away from the rotor.
  18.  
  19. Hang the disc brake caliper with a length of wire or equivalent to prevent damage to the brake hose.
  20.  
  21. Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads and the retainers.
  22.  
  23. Inspect the disc brake rotor surfaces for grooves, cracks or glazing. Resurface or replace as required. If resurfacing, observe the minimum thickness specification.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the guide pin boots for tears or cuts and replace as needed.
  2.  
  3. Seat the guide pin boot 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 bolt.
  8.  
  9. Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and wood block or equivalent. This will allow room for the new disc brake pads.
  10.  
  11. Install new inner and outer disc brake pads and the retainers. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  12.  
  13. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  14.  
  15. 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.
  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. Pump the brake pedal to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Check and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir, as required.
  24.  
  25. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
  26.  

 
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