REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1 / 2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
- Raise and safely support the of the vehicle. Remove the wheels.
- Remove the brake caliper assembly that requires brake pad replacement.
- Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
- If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.
- Remove the outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
- Remove the inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity.
- Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
- If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
- Install the new inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
- Install the outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly.
- Install the brake caliper assembly.
- Install the wheels and lug nuts. Torque the lug nuts, in a star pattern sequence, to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm). Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
- Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road test the vehicle.
See Figure 6
- If you can't accurately determine the condition of the brake pads by visual inspection, you must remove the caliper, then remove the brake pads.
- Measure the thickness of the brake pad's lining material at the thinnest portion of the assembly. Do not include the pad's metal backing plate in the measurement.
- When a set of brake pads are worn to a total thickness of 0.313 inch (7.95mm) for front brakes, or 0.280 inch (7.0mm) for rear brakes, they should be replaced.
- Replace both brake shoe assemblies (inboard and outboard). It is necessary that both wheel sets be replaced whenever the brake shoe assemblies on either side are replaced.
- If the brake shoes do not require replacement, reinstall the assemblies making sure each brake shoe is returned to the original position.