Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Release the parking brake, if applied.
- Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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 the pistons into caliper housing bore to provide clearance between linings and rotor.
Remove the brake pipe retainer clip (2) (about 2 feet up the brake pipe from the caliper).
WARNINGUse only enough force as necessary to remove the brake pipe from the mounting bracket. Ensure not to distort the pipe.
- Remove the brake pipe from the mounting bracket.
Remove the caliper bolts (2).
WARNINGSupport the caliper so the weight of the caliper does not bend the brake pipe.
- Remove the caliper.
Remove the rotor set screw (1).
- Remove the rotor.
Whenever the rotor has been separated from the axle flange, clean any rust or foreign material from the mating surface of the axle flange and brake rotor. Failure to do this may result in increased lateral runout of the rotor and brake pulsation.
- Install the rotor.
Install the brake rotor set screw (1) and tighten 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
- Install the caliper.
Install the caliper bolts (1) and tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
- Install the brake pipe into the mounting bracket.
Install the brake pipe retainer clip (2).
- Fill the master cylinder reservoir.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
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 48 km/h (30 mph) using medium to firm brake pedal pressure to burnish the brake rotors.