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    Brake job torque setting

    Have a2017 cx5 GT. Doing front and rear brakes with rotors and pads this weekend. Does anybody know what the torque settings are for the caliper slide pin and caliper bracket bolts? Thanks in advance.

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    Brake job torque setting

    Anybody? I found a range of torque settings in the mazda repair manual, but has anybody done this and can give me a set number for each of the bolts? Or do I split the difference in the range from the manual? Thanks again.

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    I've got 68 to 81 ft.lbs on front caliper mounts and 23 to 28 on caliper bolts. I think rears are similar. But if you have push button emergency brake for rears the procedure for pushing in caliper piston is different. You have to put the system in maintenance mode and do not turn the piston. Only enough to line up pad and piston. . If I get a chance I'll post a link. I just did my rears and doing fronts soon on 2017 CX5..

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    Quote Originally Posted by docs03 View Post
    Have a2017 cx5 GT. Doing front and rear brakes with rotors and pads this weekend. Does anybody know what the torque settings are for the caliper slide pin and caliper bracket bolts? Thanks in advance.
    Here are the torque settings on caliper slide pins and caliper brackets for 2018 CX-5. For caliper pins the front is 23~28 ft-lb; and the rear is 17~22 ft-lb. For caliper brackets the front is 68~81 ft-lb, and the rear is 63~75 ft-lb. Notice that for 2019 2.5T the dual-piston brake caliper is used at front and the torque spec for caliper pins is significantly higher at 62~68 ft-lb.

    2018 CX-5 Front Brake Single Piston Floating Caliper Torque Spec.jpg


    2018 CX-5 Front Brake 2-Piston Floating Caliper Torque Spec.jpg


    2018 CX-5 Rear Brake Caliper Torque Spec.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by docs03 View Post
    Anybody? I found a range of torque settings in the mazda repair manual, but has anybody done this and can give me a set number for each of the bolts? Or do I split the difference in the range from the manual? Thanks again.
    This's something I don't like as Mazda has always been giving a range to the torque spec instead of a single number which is different from everybody else. I usually just take the middle value of the range and call it a day.

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    Yes, like geo55 said, make sure to put your Electrical Parking Brake into maintenance mode and don't turn the piston of the rear caliper while pushing it back.

    Maintenance Mode for 2016/2017 CX-5 electronic brakes

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    There ya go. Thanks yrwel52 for posting..

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    On the 2018 CX-5, do the front caliper pistons get 'screwed' in or are they like conventional pistons and are squeezed straight in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFirstMazda View Post
    On the 2018 CX-5, do the front caliper pistons get 'screwed' in or are they like conventional pistons and are squeezed straight in?
    Never seen the piston of any front brake caliper needs to be "screwed in" in any vehicle. For front we always push the piston in. The reason why the caliper piston gets screwed in at the rear is because there's mechanical parking brake function build-in. Now the electrical parking brake changed the way we have got used to and the piston of rear brake caliper no longer needs to get "screwed in" when it's in Maintenance Mode.

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    Thanks everybody. Will just pick the middle of the torque range and be done with it. Weird how mazda does the range thing. I asked at the auto parts store and they couldn’t tell the specs either.

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    Arrow 2017~2019 Brake job torque setting

    Quote Originally Posted by docs03 View Post
    Thanks everybody. Will just pick the middle of the torque range and be done with it. Weird how mazda does the range thing. I asked at the auto parts store and they couldn’t tell the specs either.
    IMO Mazda has always been trying to be different in many areas. The specs on fluid capacity is another example that many are contradict to the real capacity when you follow the factory stated procedure to refill. Although some would argue Mazda has said those capacities are "approximate", but these make people feel sloppy jobs on precision, just like giving a range value on torque specs.

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