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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Rear Disc Brake Mounting and Hardware Inspection

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Brakes / Disc Brakes / Rear Disc Brake Mounting and Hardware Inspection

Warning:

Refer to Brake Dust Warning.

    Caution:

    Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.

  1. Without disconnecting the hydraulic brake hose fitting, remove rear brake caliper and support with heavy mechanics wire. Refer to Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement.


  2. Remove the disc brake pads (1) from the brake caliper mounting bracket (2).
  3. Inspect the disc brake pad mounting hardware (3) for the following:
  • If any of the conditions listed are found, the disc brake pad mounting hardware requires replacement.
  • Ensure the disc brake pads are held firmly in place on the caliper bracket, yet slide easily on the mounting hardware without binding.
  • Install the disc brake pads to the caliper bracket.
  • Install the rear brake caliper to the bracket. Refer to Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement
  • Rear Brake Shield Replacement
    Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembl ...

    Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement (Disc Brake)
    Special Tools EN–45059 Angle Meter For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking ...

    Other materials:

    Immobilizer Light
    The immobilizer light should come on briefly as the engine is started. If it does not come on, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns off. If the light stays on and the engine does not start, there could be a problem with the i ...

    Camber Description
    Camber is the tilting of the wheels from the vertical when viewed from the front of the vehicle. When the wheels tilt outward at the top, the camber is positive (+). When the wheel tilts inward at the top, the camber is negative (−). The amount of tilt is measured in degr ...

    Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement
    Removal Procedure Remove the battery tray. Refer to Battery Tray Replacement. Remove as much brake fluid out of brake fluid reservoir as possible. Remove the clutch master cylinder reservoir hose (1) from the clutch master cylinder. Unclip th ...

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