Vibe 2003-2005

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove some fluid from the reservoir with a suction pump.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear caliper components

     
    Clip and both anti-rattle springs
     
    Two pad guide pins
     
    Pads with the shims
     
    Banjo bolt and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
     
    2 caliper mounting bolts and the caliper from its mounting bracket
     

  6.  

To Install:

  1. Compress the caliper piston using a C-clamp or other suitable tool.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Tighten the caliper bolts to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
     
    Brake hose with new sealing washers. Tighten the banjo bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    New anti-squeal shims, apply disc brake grease to the inside of the shim before installation
     
    Inner pad with the wear indicator facing upwards
     
    Outer pad
     
    Two pad guide pins
     
    Anti-rattle springs and the clip
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the reservoir with fluid and bleed the brake system. Adjust the parking brake if necessary.

    Rear wheels
     

  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove some fluid from the reservoir with a suction pump.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear caliper components

     
    Clip and both anti-rattle springs
     
    Two pad guide pins
     
    Pads with the shims
     
    Banjo bolt and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
     
    2 caliper mounting bolts and the caliper from its mounting bracket
     

  6.  

To Install:

  1. Compress the caliper piston using a C-clamp or other suitable tool.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper. Tighten the caliper bolts to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
     
    Brake hose with new sealing washers. Tighten the banjo bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    New anti-squeal shims, apply disc brake grease to the inside of the shim before installation
     
    Inner pad with the wear indicator facing upwards
     
    Outer pad
     
    Two pad guide pins
     
    Anti-rattle springs and the clip
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the reservoir with fluid and bleed the brake system. Adjust the parking brake if necessary.

    Rear wheels
     

  6.  

 
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