Monday, November 19, 2012

2001 Chevrolet Suburban Brakes Caliper Removal and Installation Guide

For rear disc pad removal and installation, DO NOT disconnect brake hose from caliper (wire aside). Replace all pads on an axle if wear indicator on any pad contacts rotor or if pad is worn to within .03? (.8 mm) of pad backing. Remove brake hose from caliper. Remove and discard brake hose gaskets. Plug openings in brake caliper and brake hose in order to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination. Remove caliper guide pin bolts. Remove brake caliper. Remove 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder reservoir. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Using “C” clamp, compress caliper piston until it bottoms out in its bore. To install, reverse removal procedure. Lubricate caliper guide pin bolts with silicon lubricant. Tighten all nuts and bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Bleed brake system. See MANUAL BLEEDING or PRESSURE BLEEDING.

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