Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
NOTEPrevent strain or other damage to the brake hose by supporting the caliper assembly with a strong piece of wire hanging from the strut.
Some of the fluid from the master cylinder
Outboard brake pad by prying the brake pad retaining clip over raised area on the caliper. Then slide the pad down and off the caliper.
Before removing the inboard brake pad, use a large C-clamp to press the piston back into the caliper. This will prevent possible damage to the caliper piston. It is good practice to remove some (
) of the brake fluid from the reservoir. This is because as the caliper piston is pushed back into the caliper, brake fluid will be pushed back through the lines, back into the master cylinder and fluid reservoir, possibly causing the reservoir to overflow.
Inboard brake pad by pulling away from piston until the retainer clip is free from the cavity in the piston.
- Lubricate both the caliper mating surface and the machined abutment surfaces with multi-purpose lubricant.
- Before brake pad installation, be sure to lightly coat the outer backing plate surface of the new brake pads with a disc brake pad anti-squeal lubricant, usually a gel-like material that deadens any high-frequency vibration that can be the source of disc brake squeal.
Install or connect the following:
Brake pads into the caliper assembly making sure both pads are seated securely onto the caliper
- Top off the master cylinder to the appropriate level, using DOT 3 type brake fluid only.
- Before moving the vehicle, pump the brakes until a firm pedal is obtained. Road test the vehicle to make sure the brake operation is normal.