Silverado 2008

Disc Brake Pads

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Removal And Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder
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  9. Using a C-clamp or the equivalent, compress the caliper piston until the caliper piston bottoms in the bore.
    NOTE
    On most models, complete removal of the caliper is not necessary. Remove one caliper guide pin bolt and rotate the caliper upwards.



    Caliper. Suspend the caliper from the frame with mechanic's wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
     
    Brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket
     
    Clips from the inside ends of the caliper mounting bracket and discard

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    Fig. Use a C-clamp to compress the piston in its bore



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    Fig. Front disc brake pads and related components-RPO JD9, JF3 and JF7



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    Fig. Front disc brake pads and related components-RPO JH6 and JH7

     

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Clips to the inside ends of the caliper mounting bracket
     
    Brake pads to the caliper mounting bracket
     
    Caliper. Tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) on 6 bolt hubs or 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm) on 8 bolt hubs.
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     

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  3. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid. Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly in order to seat the brake pads. Burnish the brakes as needed.
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