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I accidently removed the wrong caliper bolts while changing brake pads. Some brake fluid leaked out, but I promptly re-installed the bolts. Now my brake pedal is spongy and eventually rides to the floor after pumping them. Do I need to bleed the brakes?

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    When I press the brake,it goes to the floor and my power steering is gone. Fluid is squirting from every where under the hood when I press the brake

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You sure do. And make sure that those bolts that you re-installed are torqued down tight, and that there is no grit in between.

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Here ya go! This is for the rear brake pads removal:

Removal & Installation
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  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Inspect the brake pads for wear or contamination. If worn, damaged or past specification, install new components.
  5. Remove the caliper pin bolts.
  6. Remove the rear disc brake caliper.
  7. Remove the brake pads and rail clips.
  8. Inspect the disc brake caliper for leaks. If leaks are found, disassembly is required.
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:
    • Caliper bolts: 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm)
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How to change brake pad and check rotors


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.
Rear TMC made rear brake components toy_car_cam_tmcrearbrakes.gif

TMMK made rear brake components toy_car_cam_tmmkrearbrakes.gif

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.
prev.gif next.gif Brake Rotor Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  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.
  6. Remove the rear disc.
To Install:
  1. Align the match marks and install the rear disc.
  2. Install the rear brake caliper mounting bracket. Torque the bracket bolts as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the bracket bolt 46 ft-lb (61.8 Nm)
    • 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.
  7. Install the rear wheel
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Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Inspect the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir. Remove fluid from the reservoir until the level is lower then half way between the MAX and MIN levels.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Install 2 wheel nuts to secure the rotor on the hub.
  4. Remove the bottom brake caliper pin bolt.
  5. Pivot the brake caliper body upward and secure out of the way. Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.
  6. Compress the piston back into the bore using a C-clamp. Figure of brake assembly with caliper raised showing brake pads in mounting bracket gmpc_l4.gif

  7. Remove the inboard and outboard brake pads from the brake caliper bracket.
To Install:
  1. Install the brake pad retainers and both brake pads into the caliper bracket.
  2. Pivot the brake caliper down over the brake pads and into the brake caliper bracket. Insert the lower brake caliper pin bolt and torque bolt to 70 ft-lb. (95 Nm).
  3. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Refill the master cylinder. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads against the rotor.
  6. Check the master cylinder level and add fluid as necessary.
Rear To Remove:
Rear disc pads R&I gm-09-00-492.gif

  1. Inspect the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir. Remove fluid from the reservoir until the level is lower then half way between the MAX and MIN levels.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Install 2 wheel nuts to secure the rotor on the hub.
  4. Remove the upper caliper mounting bolt.
  5. Pivot the caliper down to access the pads.
  6. Remove the inboard and outboard pads from the caliper bracket.
  7. Remove the brake pad clips from the caliper bracket.
  8. Compress the piston back into the bore using a C-clamp and the old inner pad.
To Install:
  1. Install new brake clips in the caliper bracket.
  2. Install the inboard and outboard pads in the caliper bracket.
  3. Pivot the caliper up over the pads.
  4. Reinstall the upper mounting bolt and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  5. Remove the 2 wheel nuts securing the rotor.
  6. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  7. Refill the master cylinder. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads against the rotor.
  8. Check the master cylinder level and add fluid as necessary.
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Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the brake master cylinder filler cap and remove fluid until the reservoir is half full.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. CAUTION
    Never allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake hose.
  4. Remove the two disc brake caliper pin bolts.
  5. Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate and position the caliper out of the way. Do not disconnect the fluid line.
  6. Inspect the disc brake caliper for leaks and replace the caliper if necessary.
  7. Remove the pads and retraction clips.
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CAUTION
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  6. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
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Disc Brake Pads for Suburban 1500 Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
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  1. Remove the cover on the master cylinder and siphon out 2/3 of the fluid. This step prevents spilling fluid when the piston is pushed back into the caliper bore.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Compress the brake piston back into its bore using a C-clamp.
  5. Remove the 2 caliper mounting bolts. Lift the caliper off the rotor.
  6. Remove the inboard and outboard pad.
  7. Remove and discard the anti-rattle clips.
To Install:
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  1. Thoroughly inspect, clean and lubricate all caliper slide points, bolts and hardware.
  2. Install new anti-rattle clips.
  3. Position the inboard and outboard pads into the support bracket
  4. With the 2 pads in position, place the caliper over the brake rotor and align the holes in the caliper with those of the mounting bracket.
  5. Install the caliper mounting bolts through the sleeves in the inboard caliper ears and into the mounting bracket.
  6. Tighten the mounting bolts to: 80 lb. ft, (110 Nm).
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Add fluid to the master cylinder reservoirs so they are 1/4 in. (6.35mm) from the top.
  9. Test the brake pedal by pumping it to obtain a hard pedal. Check the fluid level and add fluid as necessary.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts. Suspend the caliper from the frame with mechanic's wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
  5. Remove the brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket.
  6. Remove and discard the anti-rattle clips.
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To Install:
  1. Install new anti-rattle clips.
  2. Position the brake pads to the caliper mounting bracket.
  3. With the 2 pads in position, place the caliper over the brake rotor and align the holes in the caliper with those of the mounting bracket.
  4. Install NEW caliper mounting bolts. Tighten to: 30 lb. ft, (40 Nm).
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Refill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid. Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly to seat the brake pads. Burnish the brakes as needed.
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Jul 05, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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caliper bolts are 7 mm Torx head.

SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2000 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Pads Removal
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  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Detach the brake hose from the support bracket.
  1. Detach the outer brake pad retaining clip.
  1. NOTE: Pull the caliper outwards to release the piston.
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    1. Remove the bolt covers.
    1. Remove the bolts.
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  1. Lift the outer pad retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Remove the outer brake pad.
  1. Remove the inner brake pad.
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  1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If the caliper piston is retracted into the housing, brake fluid will be displaced from the master cylinder.
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  1. Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
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  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

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Brake Pads Replacement - Front

Removal Procedure

Caution: Refer to Brake Dust Caution in Service Precautions.

  1. Inspect the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
  2. If the brake fluid is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding.
  3. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, remove the brake fluid with appropriate tool to the midway point before proceeding.
  4. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

  1. Compress the front brake caliper piston.
6.1. Install a large C-clamp over the top of the brake caliper housing and against the back of the outboard brake pad. 6.2. Slowly tighten the C-clamp until the piston pushes into the brake caliper enough to slide the brake caliper off the rotor. 6.3. Remove the C-clamp from the brake caliper.
  1. Remove the lower mounting bolt from the slide pin.
  2. Rotate the brake caliper upward until it stops.
  3. Remove the outboard brake pad.
  4. Remove the inboard brake pad.
  5. Remove the brake pad retaining clips from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  6. Remove the brake pad retaining clip from the brake caliper.
  7. Remove all foreign material from the brake caliper using denatured alcohol.
Installation Procedure

Important: When installing new brake pads, DO NOT reuse the old retaining clips for the brake pad. Use only NEW brake pad retaining clips.


  1. Install the brake pad retaining clips to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  2. Install the brake pad retaining clip to the brake caliper.
  3. Ensure that the brake pad retaining clip in the brake caliper is properly seated.
  4. Install the inboard brake pad.
  5. Install the outboard brake pad.
  6. Rotate the brake caliper down into position.


Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

  1. Install the lower brake caliper mounting bolt.
    • Tighten the brake caliper mounting bolt to 51 Nm (38 ft. lbs.) .
  1. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  2. Lower the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
  3. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir. Caution: Refer to Firm Brake Pedal Caution in Service Precautions.
  4. Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly to seat the brake pads.
  5. Burnish the new brake pads.



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Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the rear wheel.
  3. Siphon a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
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  3. Install the caliper on the anchor and tighten the slide pin bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  1. Disconnect flexible hose. Remove the union bolt and gasket from the caliper, then disconnect the flexible hose from the caliper. Use a container to catch brake fluid as it drains out. Torque: 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) HINT: At the time of installation, please refer to the following item. Install the flexible hose lock securely in the lock hole in the caliper.
  2. Remove caliper.
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    2. Remove the 2 installation bolts.
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INSTALLATION
Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
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1998 s70 rear brake pad change.


  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF and, if equipped with ABS, remove the key to prevent accidental pump activation.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel(s).
  4. Disconnect any ABS wires, if equipped.
  5. Clean the brake caliper thoroughly and remove the dust caps from the bleeder nipple.
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  7. Remove the brake pads and disconnect the brake pipes from the caliper.
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