Sebring 2006

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Depress the brake pedal past its first inch of travel and hold it in this position using a brake pedal depressor (holding) tool. This is done to isolate the master cylinder from the brake hydraulic system disallowing the brake fluid to completely drain out of the brake fluid reservoir.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the rear wheel and tire from the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the banjo bolt connecting the brake hose to the brake caliper. There are 2 washers (one on each side of the brake hose fitting) that will come off with the banjo bolt. Discard these washers.
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  11. Remove the 2 guide pin bolts mounting the caliper to the adapter.
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  13. Remove the caliper from the adapter and the rotor by first rotating the top of the caliper away from the adapter, then lifting the caliper off the lower machined abutment on the adapter.

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    Fig. Rear caliper mounting



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    Fig. Rear caliper removal

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To install:

  1. Completely retract the caliper piston back into the piston bore of caliper assembly.
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  3. Lubricate both adapter abutments with a liberal amount of MOPAR® Multipurpose Lubricant, or equivalent.
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  5. If removed, install the rotor on the hub making sure it is squarely seated on the face of the hub.
    WARNING
    Use care when installing caliper assembly onto the adapter so the guide pin bushings and sleeves do not get damaged by the mounting bosses on the adapter.

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  7. Carefully lower the caliper and brake pads over the rotor reversing the removal procedure. Make sure that the caliper guide pin bolts, bushings, and sleeves are clear of the adapter bosses.
    WARNING
    Extreme caution should be taken not to cross thread the caliper guide pin bolts when they are installed.

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  9. Install the caliper guide pin bolts. Tighten the caliper guide pin bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  11. Install the brake hose on the caliper. To do this, first place one NEW special fitting washer on each side of the hose fitting, then slide the banjo bolt through the fitting. Next, thread the banjo bolt into the threaded port on the rear of the brake caliper. Tighten the banjo bolt to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  15. Tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification. Then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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  19. Remove the brake pedal depressor (holding) tool.
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  21. Bleed the hydraulic brake system.
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  23. Road test the vehicle to check for the proper brake operation.
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