Clean brake system components using denatured alcohol. Do not use mineral-base cleaning solvents, such as gasoline or paint thinner. Use of mineral-base solvents causes deterioration of rubber parts that continues after assembly. This may result in improper brake operation which could result in death or serious injury.

1. Clean all parts with denatured alcohol or D.O.T 5 SILICONE BRAKE FLUID. Do not contaminate with mineral oil or other solvents. Wipe parts dry with a clean, lint free cloth. Blow out drilled passages and bore with a clean air supply. Do not use a wire or similar instrument to clean drilled passages.

2. Carefully inspect all components. Replace any parts that appear damaged or worn.

a. Check pistons for pitting, scratching or corrosion on face and also on ground surfaces.

b. Inspect caliper piston bore. Do not hone bore. If bore should show pitting or corrosion, replace caliper.

c. Always replace wipers, square seals and crossover o-rings after disassembly.

d. Inspect pad pins for wear and grooving. If wear is more than 0.38 mm (0.015 in.), replace both pins.

3. If decal on outside housing is removed, scrape remaining adhesive from surface with a razor blade.

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