Removal & Installation
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Install a C-clamp over the body of the brake caliper, with the C-clamp ends against the rear of the caliper body and the outboard disc brake pad.
- Using the C-clamp, compress the piston into the caliper bore just enough to allow the caliper to slide away from the rotor.
- Remove the C-clamp.
- Remove the brake caliper and bracket from the vehicle, support the caliper assembly away from the rotor.
- Mark the relationship of the rotor to the hub.
- Remove the brake rotor.
- Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface of the hub/axle flange.
- Thoroughly clean any rust or corrosion from the mating surface and mounting surface of the brake rotor.
- Inspect the mating surfaces of the hub/axle flange and the rotor to ensure that there are no foreign particles or debris remaining.
- Install the brake rotor to the hub/axle flange. Use the matchmark made prior to removal for proper orientation to the flange.
- If the brake rotor was removed and installed as part of a brake system repair, measure the assembled lateral runout (LRO) of the brake rotor to ensure optimum performance of the disc brakes.
- Install the brake caliper and bracket assembly.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.
- If the brake rotor was refinished or replaced, or if new brake pads were installed, burnish the pads and rotors.