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C5 Brake Rotor Replacement (rear)

 

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise the vehicle and support.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Depress the piston into the brake caliper housing to provide clearance between the brake pads and the brake rotor. When depressing the piston some brake fluid should be removed from the master cylinder.

Caution: These fasteners MUST be replaced with new fasteners anytime they become loose or are removed. Failure to replace these fasteners after they become loose or are removed may cause loss of vehicle control and personal injury.

  1. Remove the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts and discard.
  2. Remove the brake caliper mounting bracket and the brake caliper as a unit and support it to the vehicle so there is no weight on the brake hose.
  3. Disconnect the park brake cable from the apply lever.

Important:

  • Never operate the parking brake with the rotor removed.
  • Do not force the rotor off. If the rotor is difficult to remove, ease it off by gently rotating it as you pull outward.
  1. Remove the brake rotor.

Installation Procedure

  1. Adjust the parking brake shoe-to-drum clearance to 0.38 mm (0.015 in)

Notice: Whenever the brake rotor has been separated from the wheel bearing flange, clean any rust or foreign material from the mating surface of the rotor and flange. Failure to do this may result in increased lateral runout of the rotor and brake pulsation.

  1. Clean the metal surfaces between the brake rotor and the hub bearing flange.
  2. Install the brake rotor.
  3. Install the disc brake caliper mounting bracket and the brake caliper as a unit.
  4. Install NEW brake caliper mounting bracket bolts.

Tighten - tighten the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts to 175 N-m (129 lb ft).

  1. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

Tighten - t ighten the wheel nuts in sequence to 140 N-m (100 lb ft).

  1. Lower the vehicle
  2. Check the fluid level.
  3. With the engine running, pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly to seat the brake pads.