Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. System of ignition
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
- 10. Brake system
   10.1. Technical data
   10.2. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   10.3. Brake pipelines and hoses
   10.4. Replacement of front brake shoes
   10.5. Replacement of back brake shoes
   10.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum brakes
   10.7. Forward brake disk
   10.8. Back brake disk
   10.9. Back brake drum
   10:10. Support of a forward brake
   10:11. Support of a back wheel
   10:12. Back brake cylinder
   10:13. Main brake cylinder
   10:14. Brake pedal
   10:15. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   10:16. Unilateral valve of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   10:17. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   10:18. Lever of the emergency brake
   10:19. Cable of the emergency brake
   10:20. Brake shoes of the emergency brake (model with disk brakes)
   10:21. The valve of adjustment of pressure in the brake system
   10:22. Stoplight switch
   10:23. Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   10:24. The vacuum pump (cars with the diesel engine)
   10:25. Check of the vacuum pump on cars with diesel engines
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions

10.7. Forward brake disk


1. Lift a forward part of the car and record on supports. Remove the corresponding forward wheel.
2. Slowly turn a brake disk so that it could be considered from two parties. If necessary remove brake shoes. Wear of a brake disk from blocks has to be in admissible limits. If wear exceeds an admissible limit or there are cracks on a disk, the disk is subject to replacement.
3. If necessary clear on perimeter a disk of a rust and brake dust.
4. The indicator of hour type check a beating of a brake disk. Fix the indicator of hour type in any convenient place and, turning a disk, define its beating in several points from its center. If the beating of a disk exceeds admissible limits, the disk is subject to replacement. However failure of the hug bearing can be the cause of a beating of a disk.
5. For check of a beating of inside of a brake disk remove a brake disk from a nave, turn it on 180 °, repeatedly fix on a nave and measure by the indicator of hour type its beating.
6. Check a brake disk for existence of cracks, especially around openings under bolts of fastening of a wheel.


1. Unscrew two bolts of fastening of a support to a nave. Remove a support and, using a soft wire, tie it to a forward rack. At the same time do not deform and do not stretch a brake hose.
2. Using chalk or paint, note the provision of a brake disk concerning a nave.
3. Unscrew the screws fixing a brake disk to a nave and remove a disk.


1. Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal.
2. Consider the next moments:
     – check that working surfaces of a brake disk and a nave pure and are not deformed;
     – combine earlier made tags, establish a brake disk and fix by screws, having tightened them the required moment;
     – if the new brake disk is established, then, using solvent, clear it of protective lubricant;
     – before screwing up of bolts of fastening of a support cover a carving of bolts with means from unscrewing (Loctite Frenetanch);
     – establish a wheel and lower the car;
     – several times press a brake pedal that brake shoes were established into position.