Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheel.
- Remove the brake caliper lower guide pin bolt.
Rotate the caliper upward, using the top guide bolt as a hinge. Hang the caliper assembly with mechanics wire or equivalent.
WARNINGDo not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
- Remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper adapter bracket.
Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper by prying the retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper.
Using a C-clamp, completely retract the caliper piston back into the bore of the caliper.
WARNINGPlace a block of wood over the piston before using the C-clamp to prevent damage to the piston.
NOTEThe brake pad with the wear indicator should be installed on the inboard side. The wear indicator should be positioned at the bottom when installed.
- Slide the outboard pad onto the caliper. Ensure the retaining clip is seated properly in the depressed areas of the caliper.
- Place the inboard pad in the brake shims clipped into the caliper adapter bracket.
- Rotate the caliper assembly downward over the rotor into the caliper adapter bracket.
- Install the lower guide pin bolt and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
- Inspect the outboard brake pad to make sure it is correctly positioned. The retaining clip must be squarely seated in the depressed areas on the caliper fingers. Also, the nubs on the pad's steel backing plate must be fully seated in the depressions formed into the inside of the caliper fingers. There should be no gap between the pad backing plate and the caliper fingers.
- Install the rear wheel.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the pedal several times to set the pads to the brake rotor.
- Test drive the vehicle to ensure proper brake operation.