Removal & Installation
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
- 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 two bolts securing disc brake caliper adapter to knuckle.
- Remove disc brake caliper and adapter from knuckle as an assembly. Hang assembly out of way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this.
- Remove any clips retaining brake rotor to wheel mounting studs.
Slide brake rotor off hub and bearing.
Inspect disc brake pads and parking brake shoes before installation.
- Clean hub face to remove any dirt or corrosion where brake rotor mounts.
- Install brake rotor over wheel mounting studs and onto hub.
- Install disc brake caliper and adapter assembly over brake rotor.
- Install mounting bolts securing caliper adapter to knuckle.
- Tighten bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm) torque.
- Install tire and wheel assembly.
- Tighten wheel mounting nuts to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm) torque.
- Lower vehicle.
- Pump brake pedal several times to ensure vehicle has a firm brake pedal before moving vehicle.
Check and adjust brake fluid level in reservoir as necessary.
CAUTIONIf NEW brake rotors or pads have been installed, keep in mind that braking effectiveness might be somewhat reduced during the first brake applications following installation.
- Road test vehicle and make several stops to wear off any foreign material on brakes and to seat brake shoes.