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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> General Motors -> Brake System Bleed -> Bleed Sequence -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual -> Pressure
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

Manual

Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic systems. However, if a pressure bleeder is unavailable, use the following procedure. Brake fluid damages painted surfaces. Immediately clean any spilled fluid.

  • Remove vacuum reserve by pumping brakes several times with engine off.
  • Fill master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid. Do not let reservoir fall below half full during bleeding procedure.
  • If required, bleed master cylinder as follows:
    • Loosen master cylinder forward brake line connection until fluid flows from reservoir, then tighten brake line.
    • Have assistant 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+.

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

Removal

Replace brake pads on one wheel at a time to prevent opposite side caliper piston from being forced out of bore.

  • Remove caliper as outlined under "Caliper Service," leaving brake hose connected, and secure caliper aside.
  • Remove anti-rattle clips, then the brake pads, Fig. .
  • Remove pad wear indicator plates and anti-squeal shims.
  • Remove support plates.

Installation

  • Install new support plates on caliper mou...

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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 -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient -> Slow Or No Release
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

Brakes Grab

  • Contaminated, worn or faulty brake linings.
  • Drum or brake rotor out-of-round.
  • Faulty brake booster.

Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient

  • Contaminated, glazed or faul...

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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 -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1999 -> 2000-02 -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Electromagnetic Interference Test -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Prizm -> Vibe -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 L4 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)s may be read using a suitable programed scan tool. There are no provisions for flash code diagnostics.

  • Turn ignition switch to Off position.
  • Connect suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC), located under lefthand side of instrument panel below steering column.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position.
  • Select DTCs from application menu.
  • Select DTC information on scan tool, then read and record DTCs.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

DTCs may be read using a suitably programmed scan tool. There are no...

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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+.

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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