MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 19, 2019 – Raybestos® has expanded its Element3™ brake caliper line with the addition of new dual bleeder part numbers, covering several popular vehicles-in-operation (VIO) applications such as the Ford 150 and Honda Civic, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI).
“The Element3 caliper additions are known as dual bleeder part numbers because they fit both the left and the right sides, so there’s only one caliper part number, instead of two,” said Grons. “This innovative feature was developed through a joint effort between the Raybestos planning and product departments. Our customers benefit because they no longer need to stock two different part numbers - just one part number for the axle - allowing for easier inventory management.”
With 100 percent new components, no core return and lower warranty rates, Raybestos Element3 brake calipers provide hassle-free installation and optimal performance. Designed and manufactured to strict Raybestos engineering specifications and safety requirements, these ultra-premium calipers offer original-equipment precision at a fraction of the cost of OE. The aluminum or zinc-plated castings provide superior corrosion prevention and meet (ASTM B117) 96-hour salt spray corrosion resistance test standards. The line is ideal for high VIO and problem applications, and includes plated brackets, where required.
We recently had a 2014 Jeep Cherokee in our shop for a brake job. The Jeep Cherokee has Electric Parking Brakes (EPB) on the rear brakes.
In order to remove the calipers on the rear brakes, we need to retract the actuator. In some vehicles, particularly older applications with EPBs, you would need a laptop program or a scan tool to retract the actuator. In this case, Jeep allows you to retract the actuator directly from the display screen.
To retract the actuator, follow these steps:
Once the actuator retracts, you still need to compress the piston on the caliper before removing it.
After your brake job, to reset the parking brake, follow these steps:
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