Rear brake

Tiny
JOANN623
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  • 1995 BUICK RIVIERA
  • 6 CYL
How to replace rear brake pads?
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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM

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Remove 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder reservoir.
Raise and support vehicle.
Mark relationship of wheel to axle flange, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
Remove bolt and washer attaching cable support bracket to caliper body, Fig. 2.
Remove sleeve bolt and pivot caliper assembly up, Fig. 3. Do not completely remove caliper assembly body.
Remove outboard and inboard shoe and linings and two pad clips from caliper support.
Using a suitable spanner type tool in piston slots to turn piston assembly and thread it into caliper body assembly.
After bottoming piston, lift inner edge of boot next to piston assembly and press out any trapped air.
Ensure slots in end of piston are positioned as shown in Fig. 4 before pivoting caliper body assembly down over shoe and linings in caliper support. Use suitable spanner type tool to turn piston as necessary.
Install pad clips and outboard and inboard shoe and linings in caliper support. Ensure wear sensor is on outboard shoe positioned downward at leading edge of rotor during forward wheel rotation.
Pivot caliper body assembly down over shoe and lining assemblies being careful not to damage piston boot on inboard shoe.
After caliper body is in position, recheck installation of pad clips. If necessary, use a small screwdriver to reseat or center pad clips on support abutments.
Install sleeve bolt and torque to 20 ft. Lbs.
Install cable support bracket and torque bolt to 32 ft. Lbs.
Install wheels and tires aligning previous marks, then lower vehicle.
Apply approximately 175 lbs. Of force to brake pedal three times to seat shoe and linings against rotor.
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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 7:53 PM

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