Silverado 2008

Brake Caliper

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Removal & 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.

    Brake hose at caliper by removing the inlet fitting bolt. Plug the line.
     
    Caliper mounting bolts
     
    Caliper
     

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  11. Inspect the caliper assembly.

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    Fig. Rear caliper and related components-RPO JD9



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    Fig. Rear caliper 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:

    Caliper. Tighten the bolts to specification.
     
    Brake hose at caliper by installing the inlet fitting bolt. Tighten the inlet fitting bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     

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  3. Bleed the brakes. Be sure to use the proper grade and type brake fluid.

    Tire and wheel assembly
     

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