Replace the Rear Brake Pads on a 2004 Jeep Liberty
perform this job it is necessary to raise the rear end of the
using the floor jack. Put the vehicle in park and put
blocks on the
front wheels to keep it from rolling. Secure it
with jack stands. Don't
set the parking brake, otherwise you
won't be able to remove the rear
Remove the two brake caliper bolts.
Using two pry bars as shown in the image, proceed to remove
the rear brake caliper.
Using a short piece of rope tie down the caliper to keep it from
hanging on the brake hose.
Remove the brake rotor safety clip.
the rear brake rotor. If the brake rotor has a groove
where it makes
contact with the parking brake it may be necessary
to adjust the parking
brake shoe in order to remove the rotor.
It is recommended to measure the thickness of the rotor, and
compare it to the specs stamped on its edge. Replace if necessary.
Inspect the parking brake shoe. Use brake cleaner to remove
prior to installing the new brake rotor. Remember
that the new rotors
are coated with oil to keep them from rusting.
To remove the oil, clean
the rotor with brake cleaner.
Remove the brake bleeder dust cap.
To avoid contaminated brake fluid from flowing back into the
system attach a hose to the bleeder screw.
Compress the caliper pistons using a tool similar to the one
the image. Crack the bleeder screw open as you
compress the piston to
allow the fluid to flow into the
plastic container. Make sure that you
tighten the bleeder screw
before removing the hose and the brake tool.
Remove the brake pads.
Clean the caliper pin cavities with brake cleaner and lubricate
them with high temp brake lube.
anti-squeal lubricant to the caliper piston and the brake
that makes contact with the back of the brake pad.
Install the new
brake pads. Install and tighten the brake
Check the brake fluid level and the brake master cylinder
Before starting the engine slowly pump the brake
pedal a couple of times
to allow the caliper pistons to extend.
The pedal will feel soft at
first, but will feel normal after two
to three pumps. Take the vehicle
for a test drive and make sure
that the brakes work properly. At your
return inspect for leaks,
verify the proper brake fluid level, and add
fluid if needed.
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