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After removing the bolts, how do i remove the caliper from rotor?

How do i remove caliper from rotor on front end?

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You may have to push the piston back in the caliper by inserting a flat screwdriver or prybar between the inboard pad and the brake disc. then the caliper should come off without any problems.

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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?


Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
Most front disc brake components include: brake rotor, brake pads, brake caliper, caliper mount and brake flex hose. Brake service usual occurs between 20,000 and 40,000 miles depending on driver habits, road conditions and brake pad/ rotor materials used.
Step 2: Remove Brake Caliper to Replace Pads
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Removing Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts
Locate primary caliper mounting bolts; apply wrench pressure counter-clockwise (When looking at the head of the bolt) to remove the bolts, upper and lower. Make sure the bolt threads are in good shape and replace if necessary.
Step 3: Remove Front Brake Caliper
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Remove Front Brake Caliper
After removing the primary caliper mounting bolts lift the brake caliper off of the rotor and then tie or secure to the side, being careful not to bend or kink the brake caliper flex hose. Thoroughly inspect brake caliper and brake hoses for leakage, cracks or chaffing and replace as needed. Next remove the brake pads (If not mounted in the caliper) and secondary caliper mounting bolts. Notice how great protective gloves work, most technicians use them on the job today.
Step 4: Remove Brake Pads
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Remove Front Brake Pads
Once the brake pads have been removed, make sure if there is anti rattle hardware to transfer to the new brake pads. Some brake pad manufacturers will include the proper lube (Caliper slides) and anti-rattle hardware to ensure proper performance of their product.
Step 5: Remove Caliper Mount
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Remove Caliper Mount Bracket
Finish removing secondary caliper mount bolts and remove caliper mount. Note: clean and lube caliper slides and pad friction surfaces of all foreign material or build-up.
Step 6: Remove Brake Rotor
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Remove Brake Rotor
With the caliper mount out of the way you can now remove the brake rotor. Sometimes it can get stuck so you may need to tap it with a hammer or use penetrating oil to free it up. Some manufacturers use small screws to hold the rotor on as well. Clean and inspect wheel studs, replace if any are damaged. Also clean bearing hub rotor mount surface to ensure the proper mounting of the new brake rotor. Inspect the ABS sensor wheel for cracks or damage and replace as needed.
Step 7: Depressing the Brake Caliper
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Resetting Brake Caliper
To install the new brake pads you must retract the brake caliper piston. Remove the master cylinder lid or open the brake caliper bleeder screw to allow excess brake fluid to be released if necessary. Install C clamp tool and gently tighten clamp until caliper piston is fully depressed. Note: use old brake pad to protect the caliper piston. Close the bleeders once the piston is retracted completely
Step 8: Installing New Brake Rotor
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Install Brake Rotor
Install new brake rotor, the new rotor is manufactured with a protective film over the rotor to keep it from rusting, remove protective film with brake cleaner before installing; also after the brake job is complete you may experience a small amount of smoke from the rotor when first used. This is normal and will go away after the first couple of uses.
Step 9: Installing New Front Brake Pads
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Installing New Brake Pads
Reinstall the front brake caliper mount, and then install front brake pads. Make sure the pads are seated properly in the caliper mount; it must be a close fit to work properly..
Step 10: Reinstall Front Brake Caliper
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Re-Install front Bake Caliper
Reinstall front brake caliper and reinstall caliper-mounting bolts, recheck all mounts and mounting bolts. Check the caliper slides to be sure there is no bind and that the caliper moves freely back and forth on the caliper slides. Bleed brake system per manufacturer's specifications to relieve any air trapped in the system. Before driving the vehicle, push the brake pedal down and let it up slowly, repeat until normal brake pedal operation resumes, this operation is forcing the brake pads to travel to the brake rotors.

Dec 18, 2010 | 2006 Cadillac STS

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How do u remove the front brake rotors


The brake rotors on a Toyota Matrix are an extremely important aspect of the brake system. Over time, the rotors, which are the round disc that the caliper and brake pads clamp when the brakes are applied, can get scored, warped or simply wear too thin from use. Rotors should be regularly inspected for wear and replaced if necessary to ensure that your Matrix's brakes function properly and safely. Replacing rotors is a simple job that can be done in a few hours
  • Loosen the lug nuts that fasten the wheels on. Raise the Matrix with a jack and support it securely with jack stands. Remove the wheels.
  • 2 Clean the brake caliper, rotor and nearby areas with brake cleaner and a clean rag. Make sure there is no dirt, oil or contaminants on the brake components.
  • 3 Remove the bolts that hold the caliper to the caliper mounting bracket. There will be two bolts that can be removed with a socket and ratchet or an open-ended wrench.
  • 4 Slide the caliper off of the rotor. Support the caliper with a piece of wire or string so that the weight of it is not on the brake line, which could be damaged from the weight of the caliper.
  • 5 Remove the caliper mounting bracket by removing the two bolts with a ratchet or an open-ended wrench. Set the bracket aside.
  • 6 Pull the rotor straight off of the hub. On the Matrix, the rotors are not bolted on with anything, once the wheel and the caliper are out of the way. However, the rotor may be frozen onto the hub from years of dirt and rust. Use a rubber mallet to tap the rotor off.
  • 7 Replacement is the reverse of removal.




  • Dec 11, 2010 | 2004 Toyota Matrix

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    Brake pad replacement 2004 audi a4 and rotor how do i do and what tools are neccessary?


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    Remove set screw holding rotor to hub. You may need an impact screwdriver as these seize up with age.
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    The second has a separate detachable bracket that wraps around the rotor.
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    Hello, hope this info helps...(subytech1)...



    REMOVAL
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    1. Lift-up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels.
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    1. Remove the caliper body and the support from housing, and suspend it from strut using a wire.
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    1. Remove the disc rotor. NOTE: If the disc rotor seizes up within hub, drive the disc rotor out by pushing with an 8 mm bolt in holes B on the rotor.
    2. Clean mud and foreign particles from the caliper body assembly and the support. 16-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type. 17-INCH TYPE Refer to 15-inch type.
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    1. Install the disc rotor.
    2. Install the caliper body and the support to housing. Tightening torque: 80 Nm (8.2 kgf-m, 59 ft. lbs.)
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    1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
    2. Remove the wheels.
    3. Press the caliper piston back into the bore with a suitable prytool. Use a large C-clamp to drive the piston into the bore of additional force is required.
    4. Remove the caliper mounting bolts with a 3/8 in. hex wrench or socket.
    5. Loosen the bolt that secures the front brake hose fitting bolt in the caliper.
    6. Rotate the caliper rearward off the rotor and out from its mount.
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    8. Cover the open end of the front brake hose fitting to prevent dirt entry.
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    2. Lubricate the caliper mounting bolts, collars, bushings and bores with Dow 111® or GE 661® silicone grease or equivalent.
    3. Install the caliper over the rotor and seat it in its original position until flush.
    4. Install the mounting bolts by hand, then tighten them to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm) on 2001–02 models; 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) on 2003–05 models.
    5. Attach the brake hose, using new washers, and torque the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
    6. Install the wheels.
    7. Lower the vehicle.
    8. Pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.

    Dec 19, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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