Removal & Installation
- Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.
- If required, remove fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is half full.
Remove the brake caliper bolts.
CAUTIONCare must be taken when servicing rear brake components without disconnecting the parking brake cable from the brake caliper lever. Carefully position the caliper aside using a suitable support or damage to the parking brake cable end fittings can occur.
- Using hand force and a rocking motion, separate the brake caliper from the anchor plate. Position the brake caliper aside.
Support the caliper with mechanic's wire.
CAUTIONWhen the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed. The brake pads are one-time use only.
- Remove and discard the brake pads and spring clips from the brake caliper anchor plate.
- Do not remove the anchor plate guide pins. The guide pins are press fit to the brake caliper anchor plate. If the guide pins are damaged a new anchor plate must be installed.
- Inspect the brake caliper anchor plate assembly.
- Check the guide pins and boots for binding or damage.
- Install a new brake caliper anchor plate if it is worn or damaged.
- Compress the brake caliper piston into its cylinder.
- Clean the residual adhesive from the brake caliper fingers and pistons using the specified brake parts cleaner.
- Install the new spring clips and brake pads.
- Position the brake caliper and install the 2 bolts and tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
- If necessary, fill the brake fluid reservoir with clean specified brake fluid.
- With the vehicle engine running, apply 89-133 N (20-30 lb) of pressure on the brakes for approximately 1 minute, to make sure the brake pads adhere to the caliper before any contamination can be introduced.
- Test the brakes for normal operation.