REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surface with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
- Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the tire/wheel assembly.
- Remove the caliper guide pin or mounting bolts.
- Lift the caliper assembly away from the brake rotor.
- Use a suitable piece of wire to suspend the caliper assembly from the upper control arm. This will prevent the weight of the caliper from being supported by the brake flex hose which will damage the hose.
- If equipped, remove the rotor retaining screws.
- Remove the brake rotor by pulling it straight off the wheel mounting studs.
- If installing the rotor on the rear brakes, use a commercially available locknut wrench, or equivalent tool, to turn the caliper piston clockwise into position in the cylinder, then align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
- If installed the rotor on the front brakes, completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool.
- Install the brake rotor onto the wheel hub.
- Install the caliper assembly over the brake rotor and install the guide pin or mounting bolts.
- Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid.
- Install the tire/wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
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