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.
Two different designs of the front brake rotors and front brake pads are used. Do NOT interchange first design and second design parts, or a loss of braking and personal injury could occur.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Allow the control arms to hang free.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Clean the drive axle threads of all dirt.
- Insert a drift punch or a screwdriver into the caliper and the rotor in order to prevent the rotor from turning.
- Remove the drive axle nut.
- Remove the caliper bolts and suspend the caliper out of the way with mechanics wire.
- Remove the brake rotor.
- Install the brake rotor.
- Insert a drift punch or a screwdriver into the caliper and rotor in order to prevent the rotor from turning.
- Tighten the drive axle nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
- Install the brake caliper.
- Install the tire and wheel
- Lower the vehicle.