Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Raise and support vehicle.
Remove wheel mounting nuts, then tire and wheel assembly.
NOTEIn some cases, it may be necessary to retract caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between shoes and rotor to easily remove caliper from knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before guide pin bolts are removed by grasping rear of caliper and pulling outward working with guide pins, thus retracting piston. Never push on piston directly as it may get damaged.
Remove upper caliper guide pin bolt. To do so, hold the guide pin stationary while turning bolt.
- Rotate caliper downward, exposing brake pads. Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this or damage may occur.
- Remove inboard and outboard brake pads from caliper adapter.
- If necessary, remove anti-rattle clips from upper and lower abutments of adapter.
Completely retract caliper piston back into bore of caliper. To do so:
- Remove fluid reservoir cap.
- Use hand pressure or a C-clamp may be used to retract piston, first placing a wood block over piston before installing C-clamp to avoid damaging piston.
- Install fluid reservoir cap.
- If removed, attach anti-rattle clips to upper and lower abutments of adapter.
- Install NEW inboard and outboard brake pads on caliper adapter. NEW Inboard and outboard pads are interchangeable.
- Push caliper guide pins into caliper adapter to clear caliper mounting bosses when installing.
- Rotate caliper upward, aligning upper mounting boss with upper guide pin.
- Install Upper caliper guide pin bolt. While holding guide pin stationary tighten bolt to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
- Install tire and wheel assembly. Tighten wheel mounting nuts to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
- Lower vehicle.
- Pump brake pedal several times to set pads to caliper and brake rotor.
- Check and adjust brake fluid level in reservoir.
- Road test vehicle making several stops to wear off any foreign material on brakes and to seat brake shoes.