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Unread 05-14-2008, 01:05 PM   #16
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lol, hey it never hurts to know to much.. helps to cut out "learning the hard way"

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Unread 05-30-2008, 05:57 PM   #17
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Yea, that was intense, but it was amazing. Thank you so much! I did the brakes on my Mazda 6 that I had before, now I have a mazda 3 and would buy a jeep if I could afford the gas, but my fiance has the compass. Thank you so much!
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Unread 05-30-2008, 05:59 PM   #18
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Has anyone else ever removed the seal aka o-ring where the piston is in the caliper? Also I dont disconnect my brake lines I have always just pushed the caliper back in with the clamp and not taken the cap off. Anyone else do this?
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Unread 05-30-2008, 06:07 PM   #19
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Has anyone else ever removed the seal aka o-ring where the piston is in the caliper? Also I dont disconnect my brake lines I have always just pushed the caliper back in with the clamp and not taken the cap off. Anyone else do this?
Looking at the diagrams, the brake set up looks very similar to my wife's KJ, which I just did Tuesday night. I've never disconnected brake lines either, but I do take the cap off of the reservoir to make the piston compression easier (plus it takes 2 seconds).
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Unread 05-30-2008, 06:23 PM   #20
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does that not cause air bubbles in the brake system?
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Unread 05-30-2008, 06:59 PM   #21
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I haven't needed to rebuild a caliper recently but I also just take the cap off to compress the piston when I'm just replacing the pads, otherwise you're compressing an air chamber. No bubbles doing that.

If rebuilding the caliper I do bleed the brakes, not much way to maintain a good seal. To remove the o rings I use a dental pick. You can get a little assortment at many hardware stores, they just call them "picks".
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Unread 02-13-2009, 11:27 PM   #22
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Brake Change @ 70,000km

I just got my 70,000km service done on my 07 Compass Limited at the dealership today and they tell me that my front brakes are nearly completely worn with only about 2000km or 3000km left on them. Apparently the front brakes alone will run my in the range of $500 to $600.
My question is has anybody changed the brakes on their Compass themselves ?? If so do you know if they are pressed rotors ??
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Unread 02-14-2009, 10:17 AM   #23
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My question is has anybody changed the brakes on their Compass themselves ?? If so do you know if they are pressed rotors ??
The rotors are only held on by "clips", the serrated spring washers that slide on to the wheel studs.
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Unread 09-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #24
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so a c-clamp and old brake pad is an ok way to compress the piston back ?
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Unread 09-09-2009, 04:29 AM   #25
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Yes, pretty standard, nothing special on this.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 10:44 AM   #26
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I just did my front brakes at 56K. The drivers side started yelling at me on Wednesday so I did rotors and pads. Shop time calls for 1.3 hours and it took me 3 hours. I'm old, fat and slow - so what, who cares, it saved me $113 doing it myself AND i enjoyed it. Since I don't make any where near $20 and hour I feel it was time well spent. I also don't have a hoist and I didn't use any power tools, just a service jack, jack stands and hand tools. You'll need a 19mm socket, breaker bar and a cheater pipe to get the wheels off (100 ft.lbs torque), a 14mm for the caliper bolts and a 18mm for the caliper adapter if you're doing the rotors (at least turn them if not replacing them).

The passenger side rotor slid off just like it was supposed to, took about 45 minutes and I'll get it turned and save it for later. The drivers side took some major beating, and time, to get it off. Rust sucks! A 3 jaw puller would have saved a bunch of time, I'll put it on my "tools I want" list.

Except for getting the one rotor off it was a piece of cake.

I'll be doing the rears soon and have the puller handy for that.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #27
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Just did the rear brakes on my 2008 Compass. These had to be the easiest brakes I have ever worked on. After you take the tire off, you remove the lower caliper bolt and that's the only bolt you remove. Caliper then swings up and you can remove pads and the rotor. Nothing to it. Thanks for the info Gramps!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #28
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You used the acronym NVH issue. Looking for that definition. Anyway did my wife's brakes last year and the rear caliper is ruined. I think i didn't put the caliper bolts back in the right places. Wish I would have seen this write up first or at least the note associated with it. (I know this an old thread)

NOTE: When installing the caliper guide pin bolts (2, 3), make sure the bolts are put back in the same locations as when removed to avoid NVH issues. Depending on the build date and services performed, the location of the bolt with the special sleeve on the tip (3) can vary.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:49 AM   #29
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I did my fronts at 56K and now at 80K I need to do my rears. I was going to come back and review this thread myself. Never did get that 3 jaw puller, I'll see how it goes.
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Another note: If you remove the Caliper adapter bracket from the spindle here are the torque specs.

Install the mounting bolts securing the caliper adapter bracket to the knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 108 N·m (80 ft. lbs.).
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