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YOU NEED TO REMOVE 2/3 BRAKE FLUID FROM THE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR.YOU WILL NEED A LARGE C- CLAMP TO BOTTOM THE PISTON INTO THE CALIPER BORE USING A OLD BRAKE PAD OR WOODEN BLOCK ACROSS THE FACE OF THE PISTON.DONT DAMAGE THE PISTON OR THE CALIPER BOOT.WARNING WHEN FINISHING PUTTING ON NEW FRONT BRAKE SHOES.PUT COVER ON BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR MAKE SURE BRAKE FLUID NOT LOW.PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL BRAKES FEEL FIRM THEN CHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL AGAIN ADD MORE FLUID IF NEEDED UNTIL LEVEL CORRECT.YOU ARE DONE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOLID FIRM BRAKES BEFORE DRIVING.YOU WILL NEED THREADLOCKER GM P/N 12345493 ON THE CALIPER BOLTS OR EQUIVALENT THE AUTO PARTS STORE WILL HAVE THREADLOCKER.

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Brake Pads Removal & Installation Front for_car_toy_cam_02-04_sst_frt_dsc_asm.gif

To Remove:
  1. Drain brake fluid to ½ full level in reservoir.
  2. Remove the front wheels. toy_car_cam_frontbrakepads.gif

  3. Remove the front brake caliper assembly.
  4. Remove the 2 anti-squeal shims from each of the 2 brake pads.
  5. Remove the wear indicator from each of the 2 brake pads.
To Install:
NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced together with the pads.
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  1. Using a large C clamp or equivalent press piston into the caliper.
  2. Apply disc brake grease to the inside of each anti-squeal shim.
  3. Install the anti-squeal shims on each pad.
  4. Install the pad wear indicator clip to the pads.
  5. Install the pads with the pad wear indicator plate facing upward.
  6. Install the brake caliper with the 2 mounting bolts. Torque the bolts 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  7. Install the front wheels.
  8. Fill the master cylinder with new clean brake fluid.
  9. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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To Remove:
  1. Drain the brake fluid to ½ full level in reservoir.
  2. Remove the rear wheels.
  3. Remove the caliper slide pins.
  4. Remove the caliper slide pin bushings (TMMK made) (Kentucky).
  5. Remove the rear brake calipers.
  6. Remove the 2 brake pads with the anti-squeal shims.
  7. Remove the anti-squeal shims and pad wear indicators from brake pads.
To Install:
  1. Using a large C clamp or equivalent press the piston into the caliper.
  2. Coat both sides of the outer anti-squeal shim with pad grease.
  3. Install anti-squeal shims to each pad.
  4. Install wear indicators on the 2 brake pads.
  5. Install the caliper slide pin bushings (TMMK made) (Kentucky).
  6. Install the rear brake caliper with the slide pins. Torque the slide pins as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the caliper slide pin 25 ft-lb (34.3 Nm)
    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the caliper slide pin 34 ft-lb (47 Nm)
  7. Fill the master cylinder with new clean brake fluid.
  8. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  9. Install the rear wheels.
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  1. Remove the front wheels.
  2. Remove the front brake caliper assembly.
  3. Remove the front brake pads.
  4. Remove the 2 bolts and caliper mounting bracket.
  5. Place match marks on the disc and axle hub.
  6. Remove the front wheel disc.
To Install:
  1. Align the match marks and install the front disc.
  2. Install the brake caliper mounting bracket. Torque the bolts 79 ft-lb (107 Nm).
  3. Install the brake caliper. Torque the bolts 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  4. Install new gaskets and connect the brake hose to the caliper with the banjo fitting bolt. Torque the fitting bolt 22 ft-lb (29.4 Nm).
  5. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid.
  6. Bleed the brake system.
  7. Install the front wheel.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Remove the brake caliper assembly.
  3. Remove the brake pads.
  4. Remove the 2 bolts and the caliper mounting bracket.
  5. Place match marks on the disc and axle hub.
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To Install:
  1. Align the match marks and install the rear disc.
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    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the bracket bolt 34 ft-lb (47 Nm)
  3. Install the rear brake caliper with the slide pins. Torque the slide pins as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the caliper slide pin 25 ft-lb (34.3 Nm)
    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the caliper slide pin 32 ft-lb (43 Nm)
  4. Install new gaskets and connect the brake hose to the caliper with the banjo fitting bolt. Torque the fitting bolt 22 ft-lb (29.4 Nm).
  5. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid.
  6. Bleed the brake system.
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Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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  1. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Mark (index) the relationship of the wheel to the hub.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Install 2 wheel nuts in order to retain the rotor.
  5. In order to push the piston into the caliper bore and provide clearance between the pads and the rotor, complete the following steps:
5.1. Install a large C-clamp (2) over the top of the caliper housing (1) and against the back of the outboard pad. 5.2. Slowly tighten the C-clamp (2) until the piston pushes into the caliper bore enough to slide the caliper (1) off the rotor. 81007416


  1. Remove the caliper bolts (2).
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  1. Remove the caliper (2) from the rotor and caliper bracket. Suspend the caliper from the strut using a wire hook (1).
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  1. Remove the pads (2, 3) from the caliper bracket (5).
  2. Remove the 2 retainers (1) from the caliper bracket (5).
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  1. Inspect the following parts for cuts, tears, or deterioration. Replace any damaged parts:
    • The bolt boots (1)
    • The piston boot (7)
  1. Inspect the caliper bolts for corrosion or damage. Use new parts, including bushings, when installing the caliper if any corrosion is found. Do not attempt to polish away corrosion.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: Before installing new brake pads, wipe the outside surface of the caliper boot clean. Use denatured alcohol.

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  1. Bottom the piston into the caliper bore. If installing new brake pads, use a C-clamp (2) in order to clamp the piston at the same time. Use a metal plate or wooden block across the face of the piston. Do not damage the piston or the caliper boot.
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IMPORTANT: Lift the inner-edge caliper boot next to the piston. Press out any trapped air. The boot must lay flat below the level of the piston face.


  1. Install the 2 retainers to the caliper bracket.
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IMPORTANT: The wear sensor is on the inside pad. The sensor is positioned at the leading edge (upward) of the pad during forward wheel rotation.


  1. Install the pads (5) to the caliper bracket (3).
NOTICE: Use care to avoid damaging pin boot when rotating caliper.


  1. Install the caliper (2) to the bracket (3).
NOTICE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.


  1. Install the caliper bolts (1).
    • Tighten the caliper bolts to 31 Nm (23 ft. lbs.) .
  1. Remove the wheel nuts securing the rotor to the hub.
  2. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Align the index marks on the wheel and the hub.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with clean brake fluid.
  5. Apply approximately 778 N (175 lbs.) of force to the brake pedal 3 times in order to seat the pads.
  6. Burnish the pads and the rotors.

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Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1/2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    2. Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
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    1. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.
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    • Inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity
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    1. Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
    2. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
    3. Install or connect the following:
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      • Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
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    1. Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1/2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
    2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    2. Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
    • Brake caliper by slowly sliding it up and off the adapter and brake rotor. Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
    1. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.
    2. Outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
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    2. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
    3. Install or connect the following:
      • New inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
      • Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
      • Brake caliper assembly over the brake rotor and onto the steering knuckle adapter
      • Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to: 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) on 2002–04 models or 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) on 2005 models
      • Front. Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
    4. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road-test the vehicle.

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    I want to repair the brakes on a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country minivan - Would like instructions and a picture/diagram, if possible.


    Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

    CAUTION
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