Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Brakes and Traction Control > Hydraulic System, Brakes > Brake Caliper > Component Information > Fundamentals and Basics > Removal Notes > Page 2629
Brake Caliper: Fundamentals and Basics
WHEN INSTALLING CALIPERS AND PADS, REMEMBER...
Clean and lubricate caliper slide joint/pins with high temperature silicone grease:
Unlike drum brakes, disc brakes do not utilize a spring to withdraw the pads/linings when the brake pedal is released. Disc brakes rely on the
If the slide joints/pins are not cleaned and lubricated properly the disc brake linings will drag upon the release of the brake pedal. This will
Disc Brake Mechanical Force Diagram
NOTE: Floating calipers require free and unrestricted movement on the caliper mounting. Floating or sliding calipers have pistons only
High temperature silicone lubricant must be used. Low temperature grease can melt and contaminate the pads and rotors, or can bake into a
Work on one side at a time. If you forget how to reassemble the parts you can always use the other side as a model.
Apply an anti-squeal coating to the back side of the pads/linings. This coatings acts as an insulator to dampen high frequency vibrations that are
Many professional repair shops recommend always rebuilding or replacing the calipers when replacing the brake linings, because:
When the pistons are forced back into the calipers, the piston seals are dragged across any corrosion or abrasives that may be deposited on the
Damage to the seals may not be initially evident. As the new brake linings begin to wear, the piston is gradually withdrawn from the caliper.
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