2003 Pontiac Vibe Brake Service (ONLINE REPAIR MANUALS)

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  • 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS, CC:1795, Fuel Injection, Engine VIN:, Desg:L
  • 2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L4 GAS, CC:1794, Fuel Injection, Engine VIN:, Desg:8

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Toyota/GM Single Piston Caliper -> Caliper Service -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

Removal

  • Siphon 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheels.
  • Install two wheel lug nuts to retain rotor, then remove caliper mounting bolts, Fig. .
  • Remove union nut securing brake hose to caliper and drain fluid into a suitable container. If caliper is only being removed for brake pad replacement, do not disconnect brake hose.
  • Compress piston as needed, then remove caliper. If brake hose remains connected, secure caliper aside to prevent hose from being stretched.

Disassemble

  • Remove two caliper slide bushings, four dust boots and spacer collars...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Adjustments -> AC-Delco Single Diaphragm Type -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Air Method -> Brake Pedal -> Gauge Method -> Pushrod -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L4 GAS

Brake Pedal

Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
  • With engine running and brake pedal in rest position, measure distance between face of pedal and floor mat.
  • Distance should be 5.850-6.244 inches.
  • If distance is not as specified, adjust pedal height as follows:
    • Remove lefthand lower instrument panel trim section and air duct.
    • Loosen stop lamp switch sufficiently to access pedal adjustment.
    • Loosen locknut and rotate pedal pushrod as required to obtain specified pedal height. Tighten locknut.
    • Adjust brake lamp switch position so plunger lightly contacts pedal stopper and brake lamps are off when pe...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Lucas/Sumitomo -> System Service -> All Wheel Drive (AWD) -> Auto Bleed -> Brake Modulator & Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) Assembly -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> Deceleration Sensor -> Electronic Brake Control Relay -> Front Wheel Drive (FWD) -> Front Wheel Speed Sensor -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual Bleed -> Pressure Bleed -> Prizm -> Rear Wheel Speed Sensor -> Vibe
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L4 GAS

Brake System Bleed

Pressure Bleed

If the master cylinder or BPMV was replaced, refer to " Auto Bleed."

  • Ensure level of brake fluid in reservoir is at least 1/2full during bleeding operation.
  • Install brake bleeder adapter tool No. J39801, or equivalent, to master cylinder reservoir.
  • Charge pressure bleeder with 20-25 psi of compressed air.
  • Connect pressure bleeder to brake bleeder adapter.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Attach a transparent hose over valve, then submerge other end of hose in a transparent container filled with brake fluid.
  • Loosen bleeder valve in order to purge air from system.
  • T...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Lucas/Sumitomo -> Precautions -> ABS Service
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

ABS Service

Before performing any repairs on the ABS system, note the following precautions:

  • Before using electric welding equipment, disconnect EBCM.
  • Carefully note routing, position and mounting ABS and TCS wiring, connectors, clips and brackets. ABS and TCS are extremely sensitive to electromagnetic interference.
  • Do not use a fast charger when battery is connected. Never disconnect battery from system with engine running.
  • Ignition switch must be in Off position when disconnecting EBCM.
  • Many ABS system components ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Precautions
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

When working on or around brake assemblies, care must be taken to prevent breathing asbestos dust, as many manufacturers incorporate asbestos fibers in the production of brake linings. During routine service operations the amount of asbestos dust from brake lining wear is at a low level due to a chemical breakdown during use, and a few precautions will minimize exposure.

  • Do not sand or grind brake linings unless suitable local exhaust ventilation equipment is used to prevent excessive asbestos exposure.
  • Wear a suitable respirator approved for asbestos dust use during all repair proced...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Pontiac Vibe AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Pontiac Vibe cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Description -> AC-Delco Single Diaphragm Type -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L4 GAS

AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type

This unit utilizes a vacuum power chamber, consisting of a front and rear shell, housing divider, front and rear diaphragm, plate assemblies, hydraulic pushrod and a diaphragm return spring, Fig. .

In normal operating mode, with service brakes in released position, the booster operates with vacuum on both sides of its diaphragms. When brakes are applied, air at atmospheric pressure is admitted to one side of each diaphragm to provide power assist. When the service brake is released, atmospheric air is shut off from one side of each diaphragm. The air is ...

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