Vibe 2006-2007

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



Tools Required:



J 41013 Rotor Resurfacing Kit
 
J 42450-A Wheel Hub Resurfacing Kit
 

  1. Release the park brake.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.


    NOTE
    Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.



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    Fig. Remove the brake caliper (2) and the pads as an assembly from the suspension knuckle and support the assembly with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent.

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  7. Remove the brake caliper and the pads as an assembly from the suspension knuckle and support the assembly with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent. Verify that there is no tension on the hydraulic brake flexible hose.

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    Fig. Brake rotor (3)

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  9. Use paint in order to mark the position of the brake rotor to the hub.
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  11. If necessary, adjust the park brake in order to move the park brake shoes away from the drum portion of the rotor.
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  13. Remove the brake rotor.
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To install:


WARNING
Clean the hub and the brake rotor mating surfaces. Failure to remove corrosion and other contaminants from the hub and the rotor may result in excessive assembled lateral runout (LRO) of the brake rotor, which could lead to brake pulsation.

  1. Using J 42450-A or equivalent wheel hub resurfacing kit, thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface of the hub flange.
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  3. Using J 41013 or equivalent rotor resurfacing kit, thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface of the brake rotor (3).
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  5. Inspect the mating surfaces of the hub and the rotor. Verify that there are no foreign particles or debris remaining.
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  7. If necessary, adjust the park brake in order to move the park brake shoes away from the drum portion of the rotor.
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  9. Install the brake rotor to the hub. If you are installing the old rotor, use the paint mark for proper orientation of the rotor to the flange.
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  11. If you removed and installed the brake rotor as part of a brake system repair, measure the assembled lateral runout (LRO) of the brake rotor in order to ensure optimum performance of the disc brakes.
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  13. If the brake rotor assembled LRO measurement exceeds the specification, adjust the LRO to the specification.
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  15. Install the brake caliper and the pads as an assembly to the suspension knuckle.
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  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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  21. Adjust the park brake. R
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  23. If you installed new pads or a new rotor, burnish the pads and rotors.
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