2-52 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply brake fluid to the outside of the pistons, and push
them into each cylinder by hand.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Wipe up any spilled brake fluid on the caliper with wet
Rear Caliper Disassembly
Rear Caliper (see Rear Caliper Removal in the Brakes
Brake Pads (see Rear Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes
Caliper Bracket [B]
Pad Spring [A]
Dust Boot [B]
Using compressed air, remove the piston.
Cover the caliper opening with a clean, heavy cloth [A].
Remove the piston by lightly applying compressed air [B]
to where the brake line fits into the caliper.
The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and
fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of
Remove the dust seal and fluid seal.
Remove the bleed valve and rubber cap.
Rear Caliper Assembly
Clean the caliper parts except for the pads.
For cleaning the parts, use only disc brake fluid,
isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.
Install the bleed valve and rubber cap.
Torque - Rear Caliper Bleed Valve: 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71