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Caliper Replacement Is there a standard time frame when you should replace your vehicles calipers?

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Calipers are a hydraulic type unit on a vehicle. Unless they fail or lock-up you should never have to replace. Proper brake pad replacement and bleeding of brake fluid should ensure you don't have to change brake calipers.

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How to replace front brake pads on a 1995 Isuzu Trooper


remove the bolts. if you need to ask this you should not do brakes.
pins or bolts. the below is trooper and is like all cars, just about.
alldata.com shows it as does the real FSM (fact.serv. man)
since this is safety issues, ill pop it up

  • Use a turkey baster or other suitable device to remove the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir. Discard of the brake fluid properly. Do not reuse old brake fluid.
  • Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  • Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
  • If the brake pads are being replaced (and the caliper is NOT being overhauled), install a C-clamp on the caliper with the solid frame side of the clamp rests against the back of the caliper and the driving screw end rests against the metal part (center backing plate) of the outboard pad. Tighten the clamp until the caliper moves sufficiently to bottom the piston in the bore, then remove the clamp.
  • Remove the caliper mounting bolts from the back of the caliper. If the caliper is not being completely removed from the vehicle, detach it from the mounting bracket and support it using a coat hanger or length of wire. DO NOT allow the hose to be stretched, twisted, kinked or otherwise damaged.
  • If the caliper is being completely removed from the vehicle, place a drip pan below the caliper and disconnect the flexible brake hose-to-caliper banjo-bolt. Discard the pressure fitting washers, then remove the brake caliper from the vehicle and place it on a clean work surface.
  • To inspect the caliper assembly, perform the following procedures:
    • Check the inside of the caliper assembly for pitting or scoring. If heavy scoring or pitting is present, caliper replacement is recommended.
    • Check the mounting bolts and sleeves for signs of corrosion; if necessary, replace the bolts.
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  • If the mounting bolts have signs of corrosion, DO NOT attempt to polish away the corrosion. Instead the bolts must be replaced to assure proper caliper sliding and prevent the possibility of brake drag or locking.
  • warning 2, do not fail to inspect rotors for CRACKS.
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REAR DISC ROTOR AND PAD REPLACEMENT


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CV axle shaft replacement


Instructions
1.Set the vehicle transmission in "Park" and engage the emergency brake before attempting to remove the front right axle. Place wood blocks behind the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling and loosen the lug nuts one complete turn on the right front wheel with a tire tool.

2. .Lift the front passenger side of the vehicle with a floor jack and slide a jack stand under the vehicle frame near the wheel. Lower the floor jack so the vehicle is sitting on the jack stand and move the floor jack out of the way.

3. Remove the lug nuts with the tire tool and set the front passenger wheel out of the way. Take the cap off the end of the axle with a standard screwdriver and remove the cotter pin from the axle with a pair of pliers.

  • 4. Slide the crown washer off the axle and loosen the axle nut with a crescent wrench. Unfasten the top and bottom bolts that secure the brake caliper to the rotor with a socket wrench and slide the bolts out of the caliper.
  • 5. Lift the brake caliper off the rotor and remove the brake pads from the caliper. Suspend the brake caliper from the vehicle frame with a wire hanger and take the rotor off the axle.
  • 6. Unfasten the thru-bolt on the vertical sway bar with a socket wrench and remove the bolt from the sway bar. Take the channel bolt out from between the sway bar and lower A-arm that the thru-bolt ran through, and loosen the bolts that secure the front right axle to the center flange with a socket wrench and breaker bar. You may need to loosen the bolts with the breaker bar before removing them with the socket wrench.
  • 7. Slide the front right axle off the center flange and let it rest on the A-arm. Lift the front passenger side up with the floor jack to get enough room between the steering knuckle and A-arm and slide the axle out of the vehicle.
    Install in reverse order.
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    What size allen wrench do i need for the front brake calipers


    For front brake pads replacement you only need usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
    Instructions for front brake pads replacement.
    For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
    1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
    2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
    3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
    4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
    5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
    6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
    7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
    8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
    9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
    10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
    11. Install both caps.
    12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing.

    Important note: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!!
    Check brake fluid level and top up as neccessary!

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    For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
    For front brake pads. You should buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
    1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
    2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
    3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
    4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
    5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
    6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
    7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
    8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
    9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
    10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
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    2. Jack up the vehicle on a secure metal part of the vehicle and place jack stands in the same area.
    3. 2 Lower the jack until the weight of the car is solely on the jack stands.
    4. 3 Loosen the lug nuts and remove the wheel from the vehicle, exposing the brake system.
    5. 4 Loosen the caliper slide pins from the rear of the caliper and slide the caliper pins out of the caliper.
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    7. 6 Secure the caliper to a part of the suspension with a bungee cord to avoid it hanging by the rubber brake hos, where it could be damaged or start leaking.
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    11. 10 Take the rotors to a machine shop to have them resurfaced if they are above specification and need resurfacing. Verify the manufacturer's recommendations in the repair manual, as rotors do not always need to be resurfaced or replaced.
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    14. 13 Torque the bracket bolts down to the manufacturer specifications in the repair manual.
    15. 14 Place a new hardware kit in the caliper bracket and set the pads in the hardware.
    16. 15 Press in the caliper piston with the caliper piston tool to allow the caliper to fit over the new brake pads.
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    18. 17 Torque the caliper slide pins to the manufacturer's specifications.
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    21. 20 Lower the vehicle to the ground and remove the floor jack.
    22. 21 Press the brake pedal several times to pressurize the brake system before test driving the vehicle.
    23. 22 Drive the vehicle, performing several hard stops to make certain the brakes are operating properly.
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    For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!! For front brake pads. You must buy the brake pads with wear sensor. For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
    1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
    2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
    3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
    4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
    5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
    6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
    7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
    8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exists, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
    9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
    10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
    11. Install both caps.
    12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

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