REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel being worked on.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the appropriate wheels.
- Remove the caliper guide pin bolts and remove the caliper/brake pad assembly. Do not disconnect the brake line. Support the caliper assembly by hanging it off of the steering knuckle or strut with a strong piece of wire to prevent strain on the brake hose.
- Remove the rotor from the hub assembly by pulling straight off wheel mounting studs.
- Inspect the brake rotor for the maximum allowable runout. Inspect the brake rotor for excessive lining deposits or corrosion. Resurface or replace the rotor if any of these conditions apply.
- Clean both sides of the brake rotor with a brake cleaning solvent. Install the brake rotor onto the hub assembly.
- Install the brake caliper. If installing a new rotor, compress the caliper piston back into the caliper bore to provide clearance for the rotor. It is good practice to remove some (one-third to one-half) of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir to avoid fluid overflow as the piston pushed fluid back through the brake lines into the master cylinder and reservoir.
- Tighten the caliper guide pin bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install the wheel and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
- Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern sequence to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm).
- Pump the brakes several times to seat the brake pads against the brake rotors before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle to verify good brake performance.