2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L Torque Specs

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Brake System Torque Specs

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Front Brakes Torque Spec
Front Caliper Slide Bolt Torque Spec 74 ft-lbs
Front Caliper Bracket Torque Spec 170 ft-lbs
Front Caliper Banjo Bolt Torque 30 ft-lbs
Rear Brake Torque Specs
Rear Caliper Slide Bolt Torque Spec 38 ft-lbs
Rear Caliper Bracket Torque Spec 148 ft-lbs
Rear Caliper Banjo Bolt Torque 30 ft-lbs

Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L Repair Information

Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L Brake Repair Information

Here you can find information regarding the assembly of the 1500's braking system. This information will include the procedures to replace and repair certain main components within the system as well as the corresponding torque specs for bolts involved in the parts. The listing of procedures will begin with the most common and move inwards towards the inner parts of the brake system and the least common repairs that are needed.

How to Change the front brakes

Chevy Silverado 1500 front brakes
The front brakes on the Chevy Silverado 1500 are disc brakes just like the rear brakes. Disc brakes uses a series of brake pads that push onto a brake rotor in order to create friction and stop the vehicle. To change the rear brakes on the Silverado 1500 you must first remove the rear wheel and then remove the caliper slide bolts from the caliper. This will allow for the rear caliper to be removed from the brake rotor. Once removed you have access to the rear brake pads. You can simply remove the pads and place new pads in their place. Be sure to align the new pads into the metal holders. From here you can reinstall the rear brake caliper while making sure the pads stay in place. The rear brake caliper slide bolts get torqued down to 74 ft-lbs. If you replace the brake rotor at the same time you will need to reinstall the rear caliper bracket and torque it down to 170 ft-lbs. Since this is a rather higher torque spec I always add some loctite to ensure it stays tightened. If you remove the rear caliper banjo bolt be sure to torque it back up to 30 ft-lbs once done.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Front Caliper Slide Bolts Torque Specs : 74 ft-lbs

Chevy Silverado 1500 Front Caliper Bracket Torque Specs : 170 ft-lbs

Chevy Silverado 1500 Front Caliper Banjo Bolt Torque Specs : 30 ft-lbs

 

How to change the rear brakes

Chevy Silverado 1500 Rear brakes
The rear brakes on the Chevy Silverado 1500 are disc brakes just like the front brakes. Disc brakes uses a series of brake pads that push onto a brake rotor in order to create friction and stop the vehicle. To change the rear brakes on the Silverado 1500 you must first remove the rear wheel and then remove the caliper slide bolts from the caliper. This will allow for the rear caliper to be removed from the brake rotor. Once removed you have access to the rear brake pads. You can simply remove the pads and place new pads in their place. Be sure to align the new pads into the metal holders. From here you can reinstall the rear brake caliper while making sure the pads stay in place. The rear brake caliper slide bolts get torqued down to 38 ft-lbs. If you replace the brake rotor at the same time you will need to reinstall the rear caliper bracket and torque it down to 148 ft-lbs. Since this is a rather higher torque spec I always add some loctite to ensure it stays tightened. If you remove the rear caliper banjo bolt be sure to torque it back up to 30 ft-lbs once done.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Rear Caliper Slide Bolts Torque Specs : 38 ft-lbs

Chevy Silverado 1500 Rear Caliper Bracket Torque Specs : 148 ft-lbs

Chevy Silverado 1500 Rear Caliper Banjo Bolt Torque Specs : 30 ft-lbs