Vue 2002-2005

Brake Pads

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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 or disconnect the following:

    Font wheels
     
    Caliper lower lock pin
     

  4.  
  5. Either pivot the caliper up on the guide pin or remove the upper guide pin and support the caliper from the strut using a coat hanger or length of wire.

    2 brake pads and the pad clips from the caliper support. Discard the old pad clips.
     

  6.  
  7. Check the caliper pins, pin boots and the piston boot for deterioration or damage.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Using a C-clamp, bottom the piston all the way into the caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Carefully lift the inner edge of the piston boot by hand to release any trapped air.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New pad clips into the caliper support
     
    Inner and outer brake pads into the support. If installed, remove the temporary support wire from the caliper.
     
    Caliper body on the support and upper guide pin into position. Compress the boots by hand as the caliper is positioned onto the support.
     

  6.  
  7. Lubricate the smooth ends of the removed pin(s) with silicone grease

    Pin(s) and torque to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Do not get grease on the pin threads.
     



    Wheels
     

  8.  
  9. Prior to operating the vehicle, depress the brake pedal a few times until the brake pads are seated against the rotor.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the font wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper lower lock pin.
  6.  
  7. Either pivot the caliper up on the guide pin or remove the upper guide pin and support the caliper from the strut using a mechanics wire or suitable wire.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 brake pads and the pad clips from the caliper support. Discard the old pad clips.
  10.  
  11. Check the caliper pins, pin boots, and the piston boot for deterioration or damage. Replace as necessary.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Using a C-clamp, bottom the piston all the way into the caliper bore.
  2.  
  3. Carefully lift the inner edge of the piston boot by hand to release any trapped air.
  4.  
  5. Install the new pad clips into the caliper support.
  6.  
  7. Install the inner and outer brake pads into the support. When installed, remove the temporary support wire from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Install the caliper body on the support and upper guide pin into position. Compress the boots by hand as the caliper is positioned onto the support.
  10.  
  11. Lubricate the smooth ends of the removed pin(s) with silicone grease.
  12.  
  13. Install the pin(s) and torque to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Do not get grease on the pin threads.
  14.  
  15. Install the wheels. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Prior to operating the vehicle, depress the brake pedal a few times until the brake pads are seated against the rotor.
  18.  

 
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