Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Mark the disc brake caliper to avoid mixing the left-hand and right-hand components.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the disc brake caliper by loosening and removing the hollow retaining bolt. Discard the 2 copper sealing washers and plug the brake hose.
- Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
- Lift the disc brake caliper off of the disc brake rotor using a rotating motion. Do not pry against the caliper piston. Prying may damage the piston or seals.
- Remove the disc brake caliper from the vehicle.
Remove the caliper anchor bracket, if necessary.
- Install the brake caliper anchor, if removed. Tighten the anchor bolts to 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
- Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and block of wood or equivalent.
- Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and hand-start 2 brake pin retainer bolts. Starting with the bottom bolt first, tighten the brake pin retainer bolts-to-guide pin bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
NOTEIf both disc brake calipers were removed, make sure that they are mounted to the proper side. The brake bleeder on the caliper when properly installed should be on top of the caliper for proper bleeding of air.
- Unplug and install the brake hose and hollow retaining bolt to the disc brake caliper using a new copper sealing washer on each side of the hose fitting.
- Bleed the brake system and install the rubber bleeder screw caps when complete.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal several times to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Check and fill the brake master cylinder as required.
- Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.