Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Brake Pad & Rotor Burnishing




CAUTION
Road test a vehicle under safe conditions and while obeying all traffic laws. Do not attempt any maneuvers that could jeopardize vehicle control. Failure to adhere to these precautions could lead to serious personal injury and vehicle damage.

Burnishing the brake pads and brake rotors is necessary in order to ensure that the braking surfaces are properly prepared after service has been performed on the disc brake system.

This procedure should be performed whenever the disc brake rotors have been refinished or replaced, and/or whenever the disc brake pads have been replaced.

  1. Select a smooth road with little or no traffic.
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  3. Accelerate the vehicle to 48 km/h (30 mph).
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  5. Using moderate to firm pressure, apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Do not allow the brakes to lock.
    NOTE
     Use care to avoid overheating the brakes while performing this step.

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  7. Using moderate to firm pressure, apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Do not allow the brakes to lock.
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  9. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until approximately 20 stops have been completed. Allow sufficient cooling periods between stops in order to properly burnish the brake pads and rotors
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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 anchor plate bolts.
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  9. Remove the anchor plate.
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  11. Remove the rotor retaining bolt. If equipped.
    NOTE
    If the rotor is to be reused, mark the position of the brake rotor to the wheel stud.

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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 rotor bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). If equipped.
     
    Tighten anchor plate mounting bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     

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  5. 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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  7. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.
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  9. Burnish the brake pads and rotors.
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