This task covers:
General mechanic's tool kit:
Disc brake caliper removed (TM 9-2320-280-20).
General Safety Instructions
Hold caliper so piston is facing away from
Service brake caliper kit
your body. Keep fingers out of space
between piston and wood block.
Compressed air will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Eyeshield must be worn.
Hold caliper so piston is facing away from your body. Keep fingers
out of space between piston and wood block. Failure to do this may
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Use only with effective chip guarding and personal
protective equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.).
Insert wood block between jaw of caliper (3) and piston (1).
Remove piston (1) from caliper (3) by applying air pressure to hose inlet (2) of caliper (3).
Do not use metal tools to remove dust boot and gasket. It could
damage caliper bore.
Remove piston dust boot (4) and gasket (5) from caliper bore (6). Discard dust boot (4) and
Remove bleeder screw (7) from caliper (3).
Clean disc brake caliper components in accordance with para. 2-13.