Removal & Installation
Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health. Avoid breathing dust particles. Never use an air hose or brush to clean brake assemblies. Use an OSHA-approved vacuum cleaner.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove the wheel nuts and front wheel.
- Remove the brake hose mounting bolt.
- Remove the flange bolt (A) while holding the caliper pin (B) with a wrench. Be careful not to damage the pin boot.
Remove the caliper assembly (C) from the knuckle.
NOTECheck the hose and the pin boots for damage and deterioration.
- Detach the brake caliper from the brake hose, if the caliper is being replaced.
If the caliper is not being replaced, it can be moved out of the way and suspended with wire so the hose is not under strain.
WARNINGTo prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose excessively.
- Position the caliper in place.
- If removed, reattach the brake line with the banjo bolt to the caliper and tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
- Install and tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Install the brake hose clip retaining bolt.
- If the brake hose was removed from the caliper, bleed the brake system. Refer to Bleeding the Brake System.
- Install the wheels.
- Before attempting to move the vehicle, pump the brake pedal to seat the pads against the rotors. Make sure the vehicle has a firm brake pedal. Check the level of the brake fluid and add fluid if necessary.