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. Release the tension from the park brake cables.
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  9. Disconnect the park brake cable from the actuator lever on the brake caliper.
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  11. Remove the brake hose bolt.
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  13. Remove the brake hose bolt washers.
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  15. Remove the brake hose.
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  17. Cap or plug the brake hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination
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  19. Remove the brake caliper bolt.
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  21. Remove the brake caliper.

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    Fig. Rear brake caliper and related parts

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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:
    WARNING
    Do not reuse the brake hose bolt washers.



    Tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
     
    Tighten the brake hose bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     

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  5. Bleed the hydraulic brake system.
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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 reservoir to the proper level.
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  11. Connect the park brake cable to the actuator lever on the caliper.
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  13. Adjust the tension of the park brake cables.
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  15. Burnish the brake pads and rotors.
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