Monday, November 14, 2011

How to remove Brake Caliper on Acura Integra?


Brake Caliper


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
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Fig. Fig. 1: Never let the caliper hang by the brake hose. Always suspend if with a piece of wire so there is no tension on the hose


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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a wrench to loosen the caliper mounting bracket bolts


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Fig. Fig. 3: Once the bolts have been removed, lift the caliper mounting away from the brake rotor

CAUTION
Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surface with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

Do not allow the master cylinder reservoir to empty. An empty reservoir will allow air to enter the brake system and complete system bleeding will be required.
  1. Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle, then remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Unfasten the caliper mounting bolts, then remove the caliper.
  4. Remove the brake pads and shims.
  5. If the caliper is to be completely removed from the vehicle for replacement or overhaul, remove the brake hose attaching bolt, then disconnect the brake hose from the caliper and plug the hose to prevent fluid contamination or loss.
  6. Remove the caliper mounting bracket bolts and lift the caliper off of the support bracket.
  7. Remove the caliper and mounting bracket from the vehicle. If the caliper is only removed for access to other components or for pad replacement, support the caliper with the brake hose attached, so that there is no strain on the brake hose.
To install:
  1. Completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool.
  2. Clean and lubricate both steering knuckle abutments or support brackets with a coating of multi-purpose grease.
  3. Position the caliper and brake pad assembly over the brake rotor. Be sure to properly install the caliper assembly into the abutments of the steering knuckle or support bracket. Be sure the caliper guide pin bolts, rubber bushings and sleeves are clear of the steering knuckle bosses.
  4. Fill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid and, if the brake hose was removed, bleed the brake system.
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to the proper specifications.
  7. Depress the brake pedal 3-4 times to seat the brake linings and to restore pressure in the system.

CAUTION
Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.

  1. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.
Rear
See Figure 4
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Fig. Fig. 4: Pull the brake caliper away from the mount

CAUTION
Never use an air hose to blow the brake dust out of a caliper. Always use an approved brake cleaning fluid.

Do not allow the master cylinder reservoir to empty. An empty reservoir will allow air to enter the brake system and complete system bleeding will be required.
See Figure 5
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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of a typical Acura rear brake caliper
  1. Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle properly.
If you are only lifting the rear of the vehicle, chock the front wheels.
  1. Remove the caliper shield mounting bolts.
  2. Remove the caliper shield.
  3. Unfasten the caliper mounting bolts, then remove the caliper from the bracket.
  4. Remove the brake pads and shims.
  5. If the caliper is to be completely removed from the vehicle for replacement or overhaul, remove the brake hose attaching bolt, then disconnect the brake hose from the caliper and plug the hose to prevent fluid contamination or loss.
  6. Remove the caliper mounting bracket bolts and lift the caliper off of the support bracket.
  7. Remove the caliper and mounting bracket from the vehicle. If the caliper is only removed for access to other components, support the caliper, with the brake hose attached, so that there is no strain on the brake hose.
To install:
  1. Use a commercially available locknut wrench, or equivalent tool, to turn the caliper piston clockwise into position in the cylinder, then align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
  2. Position the caliper and brake pad assembly over the brake rotor. Be sure to properly install the caliper assembly into the abutments of the steering knuckle or support bracket. Be sure the caliper guide pin bolts, rubber bushings and sleeves are clear of the steering knuckle bosses.
  3. Fill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid and, if the brake hose was removed, bleed the brake system.
  4. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  5. Carefully lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts to the proper specifications.
  6. Depress the brake pedal 3-4 times to seat the brake linings and to restore pressure in the system.

CAUTION
Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.

  1. Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.

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