Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Brake Calipers

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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.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the brake hose bolt.
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  9. Remove the brake hose bolt washers.
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  11. Remove the front brake hose.
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  13. Cap or plug the brake hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination
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  15. Remove the brake caliper bolt.
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  17. Remove the brake caliper.

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    Fig. Front caliper mounting

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
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  3. Please take note of the following tightening specifications:

    Tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Tighten the brake hose bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     

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  5. Bleed the brakes.
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  7. Gradually apply pressure to the brake pedal until a firm pedal is felt. If a firm pedal is not achieved, wait 15 seconds and repeat until a firm pedal is obtained.
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  9. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level.
    WARNING
    Do not reuse the brake hose bolt washers.

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