Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
Remove the tire and the wheel.
NOTEBrake fluid in the caliper is subject to contamination by heat. Do not force the contaminated fluid back through the brake system.
- Open the bleeder screw.
Attach a tube over the bleeder screw to catch the brake fluid in a container.
- Compress piston into caliper housing bore to provide clearance between linings and rotor.
Remove the caliper bracket bolts (1) and discard.
NOTEDO NOT twist or crimp the brake hose (2) and/or the brake pad wear sensor wire.
Remove the caliper and bracket together and secure with mechanic's wire.
- Remove the brake rotor set screw (1).
- Remove the brake rotor.
- Chase the caliper bracket mounting threads in the steering knuckle to remove any residual locking compound.
- Install the brake rotor.
Install the brake rotor set screw (1) and tighten to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
Install the caliper and bracket to the steering knuckle.
- Coat the new caliper bracket bolts (1) with 272 Threadlocker, GM P/N 12345493 or equivalent.
- Install the new caliper bracket bolts (1) and tighten to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) and then turn an additional 37 degrees.
- Install the tire and wheel.
- Lower the vehicle.
Fill the master cylinder reservoir.
NOTENew braking surfaces must be broken in or burnished after brake pads are installed and/or after rotors are refinished. Avoid overheating the brakes.
- Make 20 stops from 30 mph (48 km/h) using medium to firm brake pedal pressure to burnish the brake rotors.